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"The economy is what will force the change!"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Barriers to Change

8 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by Penny Thomson

"Change for the educational world?  Not happening anytime soon.   Change for our scho…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Barriers to Change

8 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by Penny Thomson

"Sir Robinson stated, "Creativity is original ideas that have value."   I am wonderin…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Disagree: Sir Ken Robinson provides lots of problems with our education system. What statements do you think he gets wrong?

18 Feb 20, 2011
Reply by Leslie Raffelson

"It is hard to be different on both ends of the spectrum. (This was supposed to be un…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Disagree: Sir Ken Robinson provides lots of problems with our education system. What statements do you think he gets wrong?

18 Feb 20, 2011
Reply by Leslie Raffelson

"Students already know who is at the "top" of the class and who struggles.  I think o…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Reflect on the ideas presented on the history of our educational system. Should our system continue in that model? How much does student age matter? How should our district look?

18 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by Penny Thomson

"I agree that student choice = student success.   I think this is engagement.  I thin…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Reflect on the ideas presented on the history of our educational system. Should our system continue in that model? How much does student age matter? How should our district look?

18 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by Penny Thomson

"(I am going all the way back to the initial questions and answering them, just to ad…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Reflect on the ideas presented on the history of our educational system. Should our system continue in that model? How much does student age matter? How should our district look?

18 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by Penny Thomson

"Absolutely right on Tammy! Change is very scary and uncomfortable.  It brings to min…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Reflect on the ideas presented on the history of our educational system. Should our system continue in that model? How much does student age matter? How should our district look?

18 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by Penny Thomson

"What a perfect example of standard testing ruining education.  And by the way, good…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Agree: Pick a significant statement that Ken Robinson makes in the speech that you strongly agree with.

33 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by DeAnn VanHouten

"I pondered the creativity issue and how this would relate to the workplace.   Frankl…"

Penny Thomson replied Feb 18, 2011 to Agree: Pick a significant statement that Ken Robinson makes in the speech that you strongly agree with.

33 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by DeAnn VanHouten

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