27 maart - “Washington needs a Glassroom”, Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter wants to bring this symbol of transparency and excellent teaching at the Amsterdam Teaching Summit to the US. The concept of the Glassroom shares her vision on the teaching profession that “quality demands responsibility”.
21 maart - At the ‘Impulse Day’ American Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shared her insights from the Teaching Summit and her experiences as a teacher. “What we really need is civil disobedience from teachers!”
20 maart - At the International Summit on the Teaching Profession everybody was full of praise for New Zealand. Dutch Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker stated that New Zealand was on top of her list for a study trip, but how happy are New Zealanders themselves?
18 maart - Canada is one of the few countries which has a surplus of high-quality teachers. ScienceGuide asked Ramona Jennex, Chair of the Canadian Council of Ministers of Education, how they created this luxurious position.
15 maart - The teaching summit in Amsterdam is over, the debate has only begun. Now effective policies and inspiring examples will have to do the work.
14 maart - A shortage of people with programming skills? Not in Estonia, where Minister Jaak Aaviksoo even sets 7-year olds to the task. “Classical math education is not active, but reflective. We can change that.”
13 maart - While Rabia Bouzian, ScienceGuide Student of the Year 2009, was teaching in the Glassroom about her peer-coach project for students at the Hogeschool Rotterdam, the international delegates of the ISTP were debating the potential use and misuse of teacher feedback and appraisal systems.
11 maart - European students are much less likely to invest money in their own education than Asian or American students. “Even though this is a far better investment than any long-term investment on the financial markets”, says OECD education expert Andreas Schleicher.
7 maart - Frontrunner Sweden has implemented some cutting edge reforms in their school system. Swedish Ambassador Håkan Emsgård explains the ‘goal-based-system’ and the specifics of financing schools, leaving the pupils free to choose.
27 februari - This week Sugata Mitra, inventor of the famous ‘Hole in the wall-experiment’, received the $1 million TED Prize 2013. Another boost for his Delhi slum education project.
25 februari - With the Google Glass coming up, a new step in technology is made, but much more is happening. Yuri van Geest from Singularity University tells what technologies to watch for, and how technology can improve teaching.
22 februari - The prestigious Derek Bok Center has a new faculty director, Robert Lue. “Robert Lue is one of Harvard’s foremost leaders in innovative teaching”. Now he joins the ‘dream team’ of innovative teaching.
21 februari - The edX family has a Dutch member: Delft University of Technology will join the major MOOC-platform founded by MIT and Harvard. ScienceGuide spoke with a delighted edX president Anant Agarwal: “The introduction of MOOCs is like the rising of the tide, it will lift all boats”.
20 februari - “You don’t have to be ill to get better”. Dutch ‘Teach First’ teacher Simon Verwer, had some new, brilliantly simple, insights at the Cambridge seminar to prepare the Amsterdam Summit on the teaching profession. “Teacher quality is not an individual construct, but a collective goal”.
13 februari - President Obama emphasized the importance of first-class education in his State of the Union. ”I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America.” And “to redesign America's high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy”.