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Trending: Advancing Humanity

A couple years ago when we decided to name this blog Education to Save the World, we were worried that many people would write us off as too idealistic, naive or otherwise not-to-be-taken seriously. But we feel certain that learning via solving some of the world's toughest challenges is the best way to educate for… Continue reading Trending: Advancing Humanity

Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

Do you sometimes (accidentally) sabotage learning?

In my first years as a teacher, I spent hours and hours preparing for each lesson plan...and we should make sure they are very carefully thought out! But I've changed the questions that I ask myself when planning. I used to think... What information or skills do I need to convey to the students? What… Continue reading Do you sometimes (accidentally) sabotage learning?

Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

Your turn: Solving crimes in biology class

Today we feature the work of Ms. Alexandra Fuentes, high school biology teacher in Washington, D.C. We admire how thoughtful Alexandra is about teaching her students to think like scientists and love seeing the new and exciting things that are going on in her classroom. A few weeks ago, Alexandra's students entered the classroom to… Continue reading Your turn: Solving crimes in biology class

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

3 Shifts Toward Collaborative Innovators

Last week we painted a picture of school in stage 5 of our framework, where students are truly becoming collaborative innovators who tackle the real-world problems. This week we present the 3 shifts schools, and in turn teachers and students, must take to get there. We'll introduce them here today and then zoom in on… Continue reading 3 Shifts Toward Collaborative Innovators