Photo taken at the Ohio Statehouse, downtown Columbus.
"... when you do what you love, the world will need it." ~ Howard Thurman
Homes in Washington, D.C.
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Growing up in a home with two educators as parents, I’ve always appreciated the importance of education, but I’ve also seen how so many decisions that affect education are politically driven — by politicians, by teachers’ unions and by parents’ groups — rather than being driven by new ideas and sound data. Here are three talks from the TED conference that share a few innovative approaches to education:
Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools
How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another — then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.
Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education
Salman Khan talks about how and why he created Khan Academy, and he calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.
Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigmsSir Ken Robinson lays out the link between three troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. He challenges the way we’re educating our children and champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
By no means do I have all the answers when it comes to our current education system, but I know we all have a role in trying to make it better. What are some other resources that you’ve seen that have changed the way you view education?
Photo taken on Pearl Alley, downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Here’s a look at the exterior of the new office … the location couldn’t be better. I’m banking on soon becoming a regular at Jack’s downstairs.
I can’t wait to get in here with the team next month!
Taken at Scioto Mile, downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Annie Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage. Her Master Set is also a part of this exhibit … highly recommended.
Taken at the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University.
The Umbrella Girl fountain at Schiller Park in German Village.
Taken in Columbus, Ohio. Filter added in Instagram.
Taken from the 36th floor at Michigan and Randolph, looking north toward the Magnificent Mile. That’s the Trump building on the left.
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A look at the sculpture above the Wisconsin Avenue entrance of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
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