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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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At Richland we are continually learning. We strive to deliver the learning experiences our students will need for the future, and delve through research and articles to inform the work we do. This is the first installment of our ‘Learning in the 21st Century’ blog 
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“Out of Our Minds is a passionate and powerful call for radically different approaches to leadership, teaching and professional development to help us all to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century. There is a paradox. As children, most of 
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William Butler Yeats so aptly once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” This prominent 20th Century poet and playwright was wise to the vast difference between knowing and understanding. To simply know facts is not to 
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While our SK students showed their continuing experiments with the whiteboard, Catherine exclaimed, “My hands look like they are painted.”  
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Our SK students interact with a goldfish image that appears over their hands on the classroom whiteboard.
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According to Malaguzzi, “Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water.  Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.” Richland Academy is 
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As we move into what is being called the “creative” or “conceptual” age, success in a few narrow core subjects will no longer prepare students for this world. To provide youth with the tools and knowledge to successfully handle future challenges and opportunities, a change 
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