"Banks are a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. We all kind of know that they do stuff with money we don’t understand, while the last crisis left a feeling of deep mistrust and confusion. We try to shed a bit of light onto the banking system. Why were banks invented, why did they cause the last crisis and are there alternatives?"
read more @ Kurz Gesagt
Libby Nelson of Vox released the video below that helps us understand the new way Common Core does math. As our students venture into new ways of learning in Milpitas Unified, students are taught the "traditional" way of learning math in addition to approaches that will help them understand how and why math problems work called "number sense".
"In the following thought experiment, you are asked to assess data about two states and identify the one in which an average child is likely to achieving more in school. Created by educator and researcher David Berliner, it reveals just how off-base current school reform efforts have been in targeting what the real problems are that keep students from..."
Read more @ Washington Post
Together, as learners in the education space, we would like to share a selection of what we read and reflect on internally.