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In our world, Sir Ken Robinson is a rock star. Please take the time to explore this video of Sir Robinson’s talk, “Finding the Catalyst for the Education Revolution“, from The 9th Annual AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organization) Conference. Sir Robinson offers yet another compelling 
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“…Learning is the goal. Grades exist simply to communicate the amount of learning.” This is an interesting post written by Paul Cancellieri, a U.S. based middle school teacher, on SmartBlogs.com. Mr. Cancellieri’s article addresses the impact and importance placed on grades as measurements for students. 
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John Dewey was an American philosopher who was considered the foremost educator of his day. Dr. Dewey’s philosophy permeates Richland’s Reggio-inspired Inquiry Learning approach. In addition, his democratic ideas as they relate to education form an essential part of Richland’s culture. Below please find an 
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We just had to share this story from Mindshift, an excellent blog that focuses on how we learn. This story focuses on the value of failure as an integral part of learning, and how students can be encouraged to learn from these experiences. At Richland 
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We welcome you back to Inquiring Minds, Richland Academy’s blog, with an article that continues our series of links to support learning in the 21st Century. Today’s link connects to Mindshift, and highlights what students need from their school. The article focuses on a number 
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To continue our series on 21st Century Learning, we would like to share an article from a fellow educator, Margaret Powers, who considers a number of key questions in the development of age-appropriate practice in the 21st Century. This article focuses on what the future 
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Continuing our series examining Learning in the 21st Century, we would like to share an interesting post from MindShift that focuses on the ability of students to solve problems through the design thinking process. We hope you find this posts insightful and welcome your feedback.
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We would like to share this insightful nine-part series that looks at the important factors influencing the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children. These are very useful in helping students learn, manage emotions better and increase empathy. We look forward 
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We would like to share a worthy review of an impressive book by Tony Wagner, entitled Creating Innovators. The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World. As a school, Richland Academy recognizes the skills and experiences that will be required for the 21st 
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In our next installment of our ‘Learning in the 21st Century’ blog postings, we bring you an article from MindShift which proposes that for students, the question is more important than the answer. This concept of empowering students by encouraging them to pose the questions 
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