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Cameron Paterson

Cameron Paterson
Cameron Paterson is a Getting Smart Staff Writer, and is the Head of Learning and Teaching at Shore School in Australia. Follow him on Twitter: @cpaterso

Reggio Emilia: An Inspiring Approach to Early Learning

In Reggio Emilia, an early childhood approach that has evolved over the past 50 years, schooling is based on the pedagogies of listening and relationships. A great deal of children’s work is done in small groups, grounded in meaningful projects. Learn more here.

Meeting Students on Their Own Cultural Turf

Every student has different realities from their teacher, but this is especially the case if the teacher is from another ethnic, racial, cultural or socioeconomic background. This uniqueness of each student’s experience is a fundamental, and often overlooked, piece of the teaching and learning puzzle.

Shadow a Student: Reinventing the School Experience

The Shadow a Student Challenge is a journey that starts with seeing school through a student's eyes in order to identify opportunities to improve the school experience. It's not too late to sign up for the 2018 challenge--learn more here!

The Future of Work Is the Future of Lifelong Learning

In order to engrain the habits of metacognition and continuous improvement into both ourselves and those we serve, we need actionable behaviors that we can personally model before we will be able to develop structures and cultures that will encourage those skills.

Easy Ideas for Pleasant Holiday PD

Some educators find the thought of professional development during holidays anathema, while others enjoy finding a quiet meditative moment to explore new ideas. Creativity tends to strike when we are in the shower or on a quiet walk, and holidays can provide this brain space.

Entrepreneurship in K-12 Education

We don’t have to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist, but we do have to prepare them to be agile and adaptable in the face of profound shifts. Entrepreneurship education is a good way to do this.

Artificial Intelligence in Education: Where It’s At, Where It’s Headed

Artificial intelligence is predicted to fundamentally alter the nature of society by 2040. Investment in AI start-ups was estimated at $6-$9 billion in 2016, up from US$415 million four years earlier. Here's what that means for education.