Learning from the Finns

From Smithsonian Magazine’s Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful? article: All children—clever or less so—were to be taught in the same classrooms, with lots of special teacher help available to make sure no child really would be left behind. The inspectorate closed its doors in the early ’90s, turning accountability and inspection over to teachers and… Continue reading Learning from the Finns

Making It Easier

An intersting piece on Wikipedia’s citation policy and undocumented (not-written) cultural knowledge. “Publishing is a system of power and I mean that in a completely pleasant, accepting sense,” he said mischievously. “But it leaves out people.” via A Push to Redefine Knowledge at Wikipedia – NYTimes.com. Throwing away the rules of citation and verification isn’t… Continue reading Making It Easier