Michael Pollan’s FOOD RULES looks at how our diet is impacting our culture in a very user friendly manner.
The cliché tells us that we are what we eat, but since scientists have moved into our food production industries, it’s become much harder to identify exactly what it is that we’re consuming. Are low-fat foods really better for you, and how do you accurately interpret labels on food packaging? In his new book, “Food Rules: An Eaters Manual”, science journalist Michael Pollan tries to make sense of it all. He’s talking at the Book Passage in San Francisco.
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- AN ECOLOGY OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP© Julie Boyd 2012 Traditional models and theories of leadership are not necessarily helpful in a contemporary world. One of the challenges for educational leaders is in the realisation that education can no longer be quarantined from our broader society and environment. A theory of leadership derived from principles of ecology calls for a radical […]
- Teacher Performance Measures: A Reflection(C) Julie Boyd 2011 Not everything that can be counted, counts, and not everything that counts can be counted Albert Einstein The Grattan Institute recently wrote that a new system of teacher appraisal and feedback in Australia would improve teacher effectiveness, recognise our best educa […]
- Stephen Heppell talking to Marc Prensky about the role of the teacher in todays world.First posted on http://edupln.ning.com/video/marc-prensky-what-is-the-role-of-the-teacher-in-todays-world?xg_source=shorten_twitter
- Why Teachers are Leaving the professionThis story shows how, and why, NOT to improve teacher performance through standardised test links to merit pay. A very salutory story. Terrific story by a brave ex-teacher. A teacher’s story: Why the DC Impact system Bloomberg wants NYC schools to emulate caused me to leave teaching First published on, and well worth a visit […]
- Finnish Education – what the fuss is all aboutRespected American journalist, Dan Rather, reports on what the fuss is all about over Finnish Education. It’s interesting that this is exactly what was happening in Australian schools in the 1990s. It is the greatest failure of Australian political advisors that this was not pursued, but rather our cultural cringe had us looking to America […]
- The Flipped Classroom -newly invented – but used in Austalia 20 years agoThe Flipped Classroom Original post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. at http://wp.me/pKlio-cq Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for […]
- Why Public School Teachers are Occupying Wall Street5 Reasons Why Public School Teachers are Occupying Wall Street The classroom and the boardroom are often seen as dissimilar spaces. In classrooms, there are students and teachers; two groups of people that have the most insight on the current debate about what to do with the broken education system, but whom have rarely been […]
- The Simple Complexity of Childrens ThinkingThe biggest mistake many teachers make is to assume that students think the same way they do. As once said by the brilliant Bob Samples author of one of my favourite books ‘Open Mind, Whole Mind ‘ If I force the child to see the world in the narrow patterns of my history and myperspectives. […]
- Schools Built from Bottles, Not BricksGuatemalan Schools Built from Bottles, Not Bricks Zak Stone The cost of building new classrooms and schools shouldn’t prohibit students in the developing world from accessing a quality education, but new construction, even using inexpensive materials like cinder block, can run up a five-digit bill in construction costs. Now, Hug It Forward, a nonprofit in [… […]