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What are the 5 top things that can improve a school?

What inventions do you know of that could change the life of (many) students?

and also... how do you move an "Idea" to a "question"?


Closing Statement from Jimmy Strobl

My conclusion is this:
"Things" come way down on the list of whats important at school, also TEDsters have a really hard time staying on topic, which might be good but...

It is also important to elaborate your question, take most of the standard answers out of the discussion be mentioning them in the explanation might be a good way.

For more info on whats important about education please have a look at the conversation.

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  • Mar 1 2011: I think the identification and expulsion of any bullying would be a great start, this probably has more impact on a childs learning, development and long-term effects than providing equipment or specialist learning resources. Unfortunately, it doesnt seem to be handled very well at all here in the U.K.! I suppose a nuturing, supportive environment is top of the bill for my perfect school! I guess this may not have been the answer you sought but just putting in what came to mind.
    A system whereby the individual is supported with their strengths and interests being nutured, not having a (sometimes life-irrelevant) cirriculum enforced. New topic areas such as ecology with practical living skills to ensure future generations can and will want to make a difference where it matters

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