“How our education system is leaving the most vulnerable children behind”

Today we provide you with a more research based look at the flaws of our education system.  In this LinkedIn article, graphs and statistical information illustrate the struggles of minority and low-income students in the United States. “There’s a strong connection between a family’s socioeconomic status and how well a child does in school. Often,…

Friday Feature: Karlie Kloss

When you hear the name Karlie Kloss you most likely just think of a Victoria’s Secret model.  However, Karlie Kloss is much more than that.  Most recently she has become an advocate for coding among women.  She became interested in coding after taking a coding course at the Flatiron School.  This inspired her to encourage…

NOTEBOOK+BATTLE CREEK

The Notebook team is delighted to announce that we will be interacting with Battle Creek Public Schools throughout the next couple of weeks.  Representatives from Notebook will be visiting Fremont Elementary numerous times in May to present our interactive presentations focused on problem solving through creativity and innovation.  We are looking forward to spreading our…

“Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous”

Here is another riveting Washington Post article about the dangers of a strict, structured, and technical skills based curriculum written by the talented author Fareed Zakaria. “The United States has led the world in economic dynamism, innovation and entrepreneurship thanks to exactly the kind of teaching we are now told to defenestrate. A broad general education…

Classrooms Around the World

In this article, Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post provides readers with an inside look at different classrooms around the world.  The showcased photographs show us the spectrum of resources and cultures in each classroom, as well as illustrate the unfair opportunities for students in underprivileged areas around the world. Click on the link below to read the article!…

“Full Body Education”

As the school year comes to a close and college students finish up their last finals, we provide a more light-hearted view on the close mindedness of our education system and the possibilities within each student. Have a great weekend! (via zenpencils.com)