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Schools and Parents: A Kabuki Dance?

Schools and Parents: A Kabuki Dance?

We asked then, why do some schools still play a kabuki dance when it comes to parental/family engagement? Read more
James Paul Gee:  How Kids Learn Through Video Games

James Paul Gee: How Kids Learn Through Video Games

So the next time you fret that your child is on a mindless video game (of course, depending which one), take a chill pill. It may not be as bad as you think. Recommended videos. Read more
What do you remember from high school?  (Humor)

What do you remember from high school? (Humor)

Week-end Funnies - VIDEO - 10 Million Views Viral video parody (nudity alert!) Some Study That I Used to Know is already at 1.5 million views. It's another play on Goyte's hugely viral video Read more
Learning Math:  The Symbol Barrier

Learning Math: The Symbol Barrier

Street Math, School Math, and Video Games Read more
Five-Minute Montessori

Five-Minute Montessori

"Seeing the big picture allows students to take ownership of their learning - a critical element in fostering each child's natural learning desire." Read more
High School: Are the Kids Alright?

High School: Are the Kids Alright?

"Long ago my son determined exactly how not to let the institution of school get in the way of his learning, and had explicit plans for choosing courses carefully so that he had ample time to attend local university lectures and participate in arts events." Read more
Entrepreneurs:  Pirates in the Arena

Entrepreneurs: Pirates in the Arena

"It is not the critic who counts; The credit belongs to---who is actually in the arena . . . Read more
Famous Failures who didn't "make the grade"

Famous Failures who didn't "make the grade"

Wow- such failures! 60 second video - Michael Jordan,Thomas Edison & more surprises Read more
 Are we creating innovators?   22 Insights

Are we creating innovators? 22 Insights

C.J. Westerberg dissects Tony Wagner's "Creating Innovators" Video Trailer Read more
Hey, so-called Leaders. Want feedback or measurement?

Hey, so-called Leaders. Want feedback or measurement?

What do we measure and why? Questions About The Uses of Measurement by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers Read more
Can Messy Be A Sign Of Brilliance?

Can Messy Be A Sign Of Brilliance?

Einstein's Desk In Photo: What He & Agatha Christie May Have In Common Read more
 Late Bloomers (Guess what? You didn't peak in high school ;)

Late Bloomers (Guess what? You didn't peak in high school ;)

How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by High School Biology Teacher - CJ Westerberg post Read more
Steve Jobs: Liberal Arts Essential for Innovation

Steve Jobs: Liberal Arts Essential for Innovation

"We need to revolutionize education to encourage creativity and need to teach our kids to play, take a chance and create. By not teaching our children liberal arts we will hinder their capacity to innovate." Read more
A Response to: Is Your Child a "Warrior" or "Worrier"?

A Response to: Is Your Child a "Warrior" or "Worrier"?

Why Some Kids Handle Test Pressure and Others . . . Not. Read more
"Children just don't go out in nature"

"Children just don't go out in nature"

Children today spend on average spend less than 40 minutes "outside" - Video Doc Read more
Common Core: Standard Children?

Common Core: Standard Children?

We cannot wish away our biological limitations because we find them inconvenient. Read more
"Thwart Institutional Cowardice"

"Thwart Institutional Cowardice"

Vicki Abeles film: "Beyond Measure" Read more
How to Create Nonreaders

How to Create Nonreaders

Why Johnnie and Jane don't like to read . . . and what to do about it
Alfie Kohn Delivers a Powerful Essay About MOTIVATION & Learning Read more
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler
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Tom Friedman: Think Like an Immigrant

CJ Westerberg, 10.05.2017

Five Ways to Succeed in Life and Work

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The Key to Modernizing Education

CJ Westerberg, 09.14.2017

"The gateways we have in education . . . have a huge influence . . ."

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Conversations that happen in the middle

CJ Westerberg, 06.10.2017

"We (parents and teachers) really don't get into a conversation . . ."

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Want your child to have initiative and perseverance?

CJ Westerberg, 02.11.2017

Passion-Based Learning in Action

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Would You Hire Your Own Kids? 7 Skills Schools Should Be Teaching Them

CJ Westerberg, 01.11.2017

Tony Wagner, Former HS teacher, Principal & Co-Director At Harvard School Of Education Posts. "The Ability To Ask The Right Questions Is The Single Most Important Skill."

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The College MIA List #6: Those Who Dropped Out Or Never Attended

SMW, 12.12.2016

* Read More About the Steve Wozniak Relationship (Rift?) With Steve Jobs, Fellow M.I.A. In This Fascinating Piece From Slate: "The iPad is Steve Jobs' Final Victory Over The Company's Co-founder Steve Wozniak."

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Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner

CJ Westerberg, 11.06.2016

"We dedicate this book to the parents of children who are growing up in the digital age. We hope our contribution will illuminate the strange and wondrous learning styles of the next generation." John Seely Brown

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Seven Questions: Is your child a recipe-follower or a real learner?

CJ Westerberg, 10.22.2015

John Holt: The Seven Ways to Picture a Student's Understanding - - - by CJ Westerberg

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