14 stories tagged ‘Askwith Forum’
A panel of leading thinkers shared five visions of education’s future during an Askwith Forum on Tuesday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The scenarios ranged widely, from redefining the function of schools and teachers to adopting learning models from other nations.
“The biggest factor in determining how much students learn isn’t class size or standardized testing, but the quality of their teachers,” said Atul Gawande in a Harvard Graduate School of Education talk on ways teaching can be improved through coaching.
During an Askwith Forum discussion on college affirmative action, highlighted by the pending Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the speakers said that any decision should include as its backdrop a sense of that Southern state’s history.
Panelists in a recent Askwith Forum discussed lessons for educators in the ways NFL teams prepare for games and evaluate talent.
Geoffrey Canada received the Harvard Graduate School of Education Medal for Educational Impact. The School’s highest honor recognizes those who demonstrate an outstanding contribution to education. Canada discussed his time at the School of Education and his work with the Harlem Children’s Zone.
During a discussion at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teach For America founder Wendy Kopp defended her initiative, which places recent college graduates as teachers in underserved communities for two years.
Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta launched the Born This Way Foundation, a youth empowerment initiative, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre on Feb. 29.
President of the American Federation of Teachers outlined her “theory of action” for how to improve the nation’s public school system.
Deborah Bial, Ed.M.’96, Ed.D.’04, founder of the Posse Foundation, spoke to a Harvard audience about her organization’s efforts to help economically disadvantaged kids prepare for and then succeed in college.
Acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Eric Carle discusses his craft at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
During a presentation at a Harvard Graduate School of Education Askwith Forum Diane Ravitch, former proponent of educational testing, told the audience that the movement has gone too far, including punishing schools for unrealistic expectations.
Howard Gardner, creator of the theory of multiple intelligences, reflects on his past breakthrough discoveries and his present policy interests during a presentation at an Askwith Forum.
A lecture series at the Harvard Graduate School of Education explores the benefits of learning through entertainment. This most recent lecture featured Neal Baer, Ed.M.’79, A.M. '82, M.D. '96, executive producer of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” a network television crime drama.
Forty-six years ago, a working-class town in Michigan began a program that changed lives. “Mind-blowing,” one scholar called it at Harvard last week.