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Out of the Box Pedagogy

This collection is about the broader concept of education. Agree or disagree with the concepts discussed here, but it is our responsibility as educators to keep learning and thinking about our roles in the futures of the students who are under our influence.
A Collection By Lynette DiPalma
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Out of the Box Pedagogy
  • Lynette DiPalma says:
    I seriously heart TED Talks, and this list is a pretty great collection of talks that will inspire us to think hard about what's going on in our classrooms and what to do about changing these things for the better.
  • blog.ted.com
    blog.ted.com

    What can the American and British education systems learn from classrooms in the developing world?

    8 minute read
    Lynette DiPalma says:
    Keeping an open mind and exploring other successful examples of educational design and interaction is critical for our growth as educators. This thoughtful article on education in the developing world vs. the Western world offers some meditations on changing classroom paradigms and suggestions for the future direction of Western education.
  • Lynette DiPalma says:
    As an introvert, I have struggled with many aspects of a world that allows extroverts to blossom while pushing introverts to the background despite how talented, intelligent, and valuable their ideas may be. This TED Talk video is from the author of Quiet:The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. The video is a pleasant introduction to the idea of how our world (especially classrooms and places of business) are designed for extroverts, but recognizing the value of introversion
  • Lynette DiPalma says:
    Many teachers are looking for different ways to reach our students and their parents. Home visits used to be the norm several generations ago, but have gone out of style. This is an article and audio broadcast of a story about a teacher who incorporates home visits into her modern curriculum and a discussion of the value of such a practice.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

    5 minute read
    Lynette DiPalma says:
    Our classrooms are a microcosmic representation of the diverse populations of the macrocosmic world. This is a relatively short article explaining Differentiated Instruction and potential ways to prepare for diversity in order to maximize learning potential in the diverse classroom.
  • ecrp.uiuc.edu
    ecrp.uiuc.edu

    ECRP Vol. 4 No. 1. Three Approaches from Europe: Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia

    8 minute read
    Lynette DiPalma says:
    Educational models can be abstract and overwhelming, so concrete examples always help me really crystalize my understanding of some of these topics. This article from the journal Early Childhood Research & Practice explaining and comparing three European education models that are becoming popular in the U.S, providing a solid foundation when considering pedagogical approaches to be used in our own practice.