1. ailedubooks:

    npr:

    From the NPR Books Book Your Trip series: "Tales Of Two-Wheeled Travel: A Literary List To Cycle Through"

    Who needs destinations? This summer, we’re focusing on the journey. All these books — some old, some new — will transport you on a journey! Bon voyage! (Taxes and fees not included).

    Here are a few of my favorites from the list:
    1. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
    2. The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey by Ernesto Che Guevara
    3. The Giver by Lois Lowry
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  2. We certainly need to get the cost of education under control and improve its effectiveness and quality. But if we say that education isn’t worthwhile and that children shouldn’t complete bachelors degrees, we lose. I’d love to get your feedback especially if you disagree.
    Vivek Wadhwa: “China, India and why Peter Thiel is wrong about education,” The Washington Post  (via oninnovations)
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  3. humanscaleschools:

    This video of Dan Pink’s Ted talk never gets old and now it inspired NPR to try something new: A day to let managers step away and developers play » Nieman Journalism Lab)

    I have been thinking a lot about how this would work in elementary schools…I know unschoolers and free schoolers have been doing it for years…but I not sold that they figured it out completely… Like it is noted in the NPR piece…their is something that happens when there is a little bit of structure and also a group working together… how to make it unconditional while also providing a framework that helps children uses their idea to move to something bigger…. still pondering….

    either way it becoming part of my frame work for my future school… just finding the least about of structure for the maximum amount of learning and freedom.

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