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  • Education Official Says Bad Teachers Can Be Good For Students
    By on July 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Zenna Atkins, the chairman of the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), has raised some eyebrows by saying that, “every school should have a useless teacher.” She stresses that schools shouldn’t seek out or tolerate bad teaching, but thinks bad teachers provide a valuable life-lesson. From the article: “… on Sunday Ms Atkins told the BBC that schools needed to reflect society, especially at primary level. ‘In society there are people you don’t (more…)

  • How Social Gaming is Improving Education
    By on February 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    For decades, educators have been scrambling to find better ways to prepare students for the real world. It began with the mildly apocalyptic government report, A Nation at Risk, which warned that an outdated school system was unwittingly sabotaging America’s economic superiority.