With the internet, universal access to education is possible, but its potential is hindered by increasingly restrictive copyright laws and incompatible technologies. The Open Education program at Creative Commons works to minimize these barriers, supporting the CC mission through education, advocacy and outreach on using the right licenses and open policies to maximize the benefits of open educational resources (OER) and the return on investment in publicly funded education resources. Our work cuts across all levels of education (primary – secondary – tertiary) and sectors of industry (non-profit – corporate – government). The subject involves other areas of study, including humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences. The separation of the education department into two has made the situation worse, because accountability is now further diluted. A great article reminding us all what’s really important when bringing up children. I especially agree with limiting screen time and encouraging physical activity.

Malala’s spirit is one that makes me hopeful. May she continue to lead the way as few dare to do. Thank you for honoring her with this beautiful feature. It has reminded me of why I chose teaching in the first place. What will be my part in ensuring girls around the world have the opportunity to pursue an education? For it is action that will make a difference, not good intentions.

There are over 130+ unique session recordings on the all session USB which can be purchased for $395. If you are interested in just a focused track of education you may want to purchase tracks individually. Two tracks are bundled together on one USB for $195.

If we make a simple survey of how many students enjoy studying at school and how many of them use the studied material later in life we would get tragic results that seem OK to us only because we are used to them. Kids hating school should not be the norm and the fact that we accept it as a normal part of life only shows how deeply our educational system’s inadequacy has screwed us up. It’s high time we faced the facts with open minds, spotted the problems and fixed them (which might mean throwing away the old system and starting anew). Education should be enlightening, exciting, and empowering, and not something that resembles a torture chamber in a dark dungeon. So let’s try to spot what’s wrong.Education

By combining RSP and SDC, SAI courses have lowered the teacher/student ratio. Now, most students that were once designated as RSP are being fully mainstreamed. The remainder – often the ones who need additional help – will be in classrooms where they can get more attention from the teacher.

Originally the blog was begun with the aim of sharing ideas about music education, Aileen has found that her teaching and lessons have changed for the better through putting her ideas down in words. I feel a bit embarrassed that she speaks of herself as highly educated and professional, because – I believe – her thinking process does not reflect well on educated women.