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Welcome back to Reinventing School. It's been a long summer! Our first episode for the new school year features Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) in Ithaca, New York. During his tenure in Ithaca, the Ithaca…
Sep 10
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Generally, the idea of school seems to be a good one. There are schools all over the world, and most children and teenagers attend school for several hours each day, usually five days each week. Most elementary and secondary schools are…
Jun 7
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May 27
Howard Blumenthal posted a blog post
 There are many ways to think about learning. One increasingly popular route is human-centric design, which overlaps with systems thinking, design thinking, compassionate approaches, inclusion, and much more. This episode was developed with the K-12…
May 13
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 As we continue our critical look at K-12 curriculum, we now explore language learning, or, more specifically, the learning of languages from other countries and cultures. This episode, and the one that follows, was made possible through…
May 5
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Continuing our series about subjects taught to K-12 students in school, we ask questions about why and how music is taught to children and teenagers. Given the wide range of contemporary thinking about individual identity, heritage, and global…
Apr 28
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We return to our series about individual K-12 school subjects with Visual Arts, or Art Class, or whatever each individual school might label a regularly-scheduled session with an art teacher. Why is this is a school subject at all? Is this subject…
Mar 15
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 On Thursday, March 11, at 4:00 pm US-EDT with a new episode of Reinventing School on Learning Revolution. Earlier in pandemic time, we produced an episode that featured pod schools and micro-schools. And we promised to revisit micro-schools in…
Mar 10
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 On Thursday, February 25 at 4:00 pm US-EDT, we present a new episode of Reinventing School on Learning Revolution. This time, the subject is "English"--more specifically, reading, writing, and related "language arts." Certainly, language is…
Feb 23
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 On Thursday, February 18 at 4:00 pm US-EDT, we present a new episode of Reinventing School on Learning Revolution. This time, the subject is Physical Education--a subject that rarely occupies more than a weekly hour of instructional time. And yet,…
Feb 17
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On Thursday, February 11 at 4:00 pm US-EDT, we present a new episode of Reinventing School on Learning Revolution. This time, the subject is science. Once again, there are only about 10,000 instructional hours in K-12 education, and science about…
Feb 11
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 On Thursday, February 4 at 4:00 pm US-EDT, we present a new episode of Reinventing School on Learning Revolution. This time, the subject is social studies. The phrase is not often used outside school, but the subject includes many areas of study.…
Feb 1
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 On Thursday, January 28, at 4:00 pm US-EDT with a new episode of Reinventing School on Learning Revolution. This time, the subject is math, a subject that absorbs 10-15% of teacher budgets, student time, and curricular attention. Everywhere. All…
Jan 27
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Back from several weeks' rest, we're back live on Thursday, January 14, at 4:00 pm US-EDT with a new episode of Reinventing School on Learning Revolution. This time, we're trying something new. We're looking at the whole chain of education from…
Jan 13
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 On Thursday, December 17 at 4:00 pm US-EDT, we present the 31st LIVE episode of the new LearningRevolution.com weekly interview series, REINVENTING SCHOOL.When we produced Episode 25 (below), we found state leadership in at least two U.S. states to…
Dec 17, 2020
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On Thursday, December 10 at 4:00 pm US-EDT, we present the 31st LIVE episode of the new LearningRevolution.com weekly interview series, REINVENTING SCHOOL.This time, we'll look at local school boards. Why? According to the OECD, the U.S. is one of…
Dec 11, 2020
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