8 Dates to understand education

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To understand how the education they need is necessary to know what they say “great” thinkers of our time. His words are the stars that should show us the way. Here I present some quotes that as a GPS, will help you not miss on your educational journey:

Zygmunt Bauman: “Forget completely and quickly outdated and stale customs information may be more important to the future success memorizing past moves and build strategies based on prior learning.” Continue reading

The teacher as a mirror of their students

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“It is fascinating to note that the two brain structures that are long term primarily responsible for memory are located in the emotional area of the brain.” David A. Sousa: Educational Neuroscience.

I have said on other entries in this blog (Emotional education: learning to feel and educate is exciting, educating is to move) that emotions play a key role in learning. Every day I am more convinced how important is what is taught and how to teach it. Continue reading

The dangers of a hostile school

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“The job of a teacher is not teaching subjects, but to teach students.” – Ken Robinson

It should be borne in mind that education, in one way or another, affects us all (as teachers, as parents, as students, as citizens …). Similarly, we can not forget that everyone can do something to change education, to improve it. There are no excuses, we can not hide behind economically obsolete and malicious political laws, we can not shield us in I’m just a student or a parent, we can not hide behind the excuse the way things are. Fortunately there are many teachers, principals, parents and even students who demonstrate every day that a different school is possible. Continue reading

Educating against indifference

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“Something happens to others but not to us can not happen to each other. This is a feeling known, caused by our understanding of the technological and virtual human world.” – Leonidas Donskis

Last March was published the book by Zygmunt Bauman and Leonidas Donskis – Moral Blindness. The loss of sensation in the liquid modernity. In it, the authors dialogue about everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, that is, on the attitude of indifference that causes what happens in the world. We remain insensitive to the injustices and suffering of those around us, we perceive as “normal” and that limits us as human beings and makes our society a place where evil is considered commonplace. Continue reading

Approve or learn, that is the question

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Is it the same pass to learn? I’ve always heard that the important things in life are not learned in school and took a long time waiting longer true. The same applies to the university … it is said to learn more in the bar of the power sharing talks and discussions with peers in most classrooms. And the sad thing is that possibly be true. Continue reading

How to Succeed in Art School

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A lot of people will tell you that art school is a waste of time and that you won’t get much out of the degree. However, these people don’t know that art is one of the best disciplines in which to get an education. For one thing, you don’t need to go to art school to become a painter – you go to art school to learn about the history of art, to develop practical skills, and to meet people in the art world. The truth of the matter is that you don’t even have to become an artist after art school – you can become a curator, movie editor or even a teacher. The opportunities are endless. When you are going to art school, it can help to have some tips and tricks for getting through your semesters. In order to survive art school, you need to have a plan and you need to have a specific vision. Here is how to succeed in art school. Continue reading

Educating with sense and coherence

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“Internet greatly facilitates the task of reinvention, to an unattainable point in life disconnected behold, undoubtedly one of the most important reasons that the new ‘electronic generation’ spends so much time in the virtual world, a time growing steadily at the expense of living in the ‘real world’ time.” – Zygmunt Bauman

The least we should ask any teacher or teacher is to teach meaningful and consistent, capable of weighing his teaching and constantly evaluate whether that makes classroom has the desired results. Continue reading