# Blog Posts - Curriculum Ideas

## July 2014 Reader on Coding in Education

I'm so glad that there's no shortage of new resources and articles on this critical subject! NYC’s Flatiron School Raises \$5.5 Million To Teach People To Code For A Living [TechCrunch]Game Maven Teaches You How to Code While Making Games [Lifehacke...
by I Want to Teach Forever on Jul 18, 2014

## Spring Break 2014 Reader on Coding in Education

With 11K Pre-Orders, Play-i Lands \$8M To Teach Kids To Code With Interactive Toy Robots [TechCrunch] - Coming soon! This is an exciting development. I heard a recent TED talk adapted for NPR about how robots change the way we react to technology, inc...
by I Want to Teach Forever on Mar 14, 2014

## Weekend Reader: New Ideas For The Arts In The Classroom

How To Introduce Kids To Tough Topics? Art And TV Can Help [NPR] Integrating Arts and Tech Simultaneously: Four Lesson Ideas [The Inspired Classroom] - Great interdisciplinary ideas! We Should Probably Turn Textbooks Into Comic Books [GOOD] Powerf...
by I Want to Teach Forever on Sep 20, 2013

## Weekend Reader on Community Service in Education

Let Students Design Their Own Social Change Projects [GOOD] Blake Kernen: The Case for Community Service [HuffPo] 3 Ways to Use Microcredit to Invest Your Students [This blog] The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engag...
by I Want to Teach Forever on Aug 9, 2013

## Weekend Reader on Entrepreneurship in Schools

Fishtree Blog — The Skills of Tomorrow Public speaking. [Fishtree blog via GOOD] - The author discusses whether entrepreneurship should be taught in schools. 3 Ways Schools Can Encourage Student Entrepreneurship [Edudemic] Teach Your Kids the Val...
by I Want to Teach Forever on Jul 19, 2013

For the last few years, when my students were learning about the graphs of simple quadratic functions (usually ones in the form y = ax2 + c), they would make posters of quadratic equations and label key parts.  As we discussed solving quadratic...
by I Want to Teach Forever on Jul 1, 2013

## A Brief Collection of Critical Topics Missing From Most Curricula, Part 2

Entrepreneurship: Rise of the Mini-Preneurs: A Kid-Run Virtual Lemonade Stand To Teach Entrepreneurship [GOOD] Independence: Hacking the Classroom to Encourage Student Independence [THE Journal] Financial literacy: Moneythink: Giving a Handup (Not...
by I Want to Teach Forever on Apr 12, 2013

## Don't Stop Trying Bold New Ideas, Even When You Fail

Right before school started last fall, I made a list of several new ideas I wanted to try out in the year ahead.  Some of them had been ruminating in my mind for years, and I felt that I had a unique opportunity in a new situation to build the c...
by I Want to Teach Forever on Jun 25, 2012

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