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21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

Desks, Language Labs, Computers, Homework, Standardized Tests in College Admissions . . . . Read more
The Parent Trapped

The Parent Trapped

September 4, 2014 - Author Cathy Buyrn sends us an update. "While educators beat the drum about the importance of parental involvement in their child's education, many really mean parental compliance." Read more
 11 Back-to-School Parenting Scenes of the 70s (Humor)

11 Back-to-School Parenting Scenes of the 70s (Humor)

Get up in the morning and make yourself a cup of Sanka with Sweet 'n' Low. Line up all the lunchboxes on the formica counter top in your kitchen. Open up a bag of Wonder Bread and do this assembly line style. Read more
Visions of Mathematics:  What Content Should We Teach?

Visions of Mathematics: What Content Should We Teach?

Ben Daley of High Tech High Outlines a Revolutionary Approach to Math Read more
There is No Education Without the Arts

There is No Education Without the Arts

"We're not talking about making sure that everybody has private music lessons," Read more
Ivory Tower:  The Movie

Ivory Tower: The Movie

A documentary about higher education that "questions its cost and value" . . . Read more
Author John Green: Teenagers Think the Big Questions in Life Matter

Author John Green: Teenagers Think the Big Questions in Life Matter

Why Do We Give Them Short-Shrift? The Teen Whisperer: How the author of "The Fault in Our Stars" built an ardent army of fans Read more
 How Chicago's BAM (Becoming a Man) program works

How Chicago's BAM (Becoming a Man) program works

Teaching students to identify thought patterns that contribute to depression & anxiety so they can work to replace them with healthier patterns. . . 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
Sleepy Teens in School:  Does a later "start time" for the school day work better?

Sleepy Teens in School: Does a later "start time" for the school day work better?

Liz Bowen, The Baltimore Sun, reports that a group of Arundel mothers deliver petition for national legislation. Caption showing high schoolers for the STEM magnet school catching a school bus at 6:15 A.M. Read more
Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Now, here were college grads looking for jobs, and not recognizing that showing curiosity and asking engaging questions could show MORE about WHO they were than reciting some resume paragraph to interviewers in a random interview. -C.J. Westerberg Read more
Wanted:  Teacher, Coach or both?

Wanted: Teacher, Coach or both?

"The coach is the boss of you, but they're not the boss." Read more
The Satori Generation

The Satori Generation

Enlightened or Generation Resignation? Read more
Stigliz on Education

Stigliz on Education

VIDEO: "We have an education system that is very dependent on where you live, where you live is very dependent on what you can afford . . . " 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
Am I Preparing Students for My Age or Theirs?

Am I Preparing Students for My Age or Theirs?

I can never understand how and why we expect students with far more energy, ideas, natural creativity and far more everything, to be more "contained" in their behavior than adults. Read more
How Much Do Early Years Lead to Student Success?

How Much Do Early Years Lead to Student Success?

"The idea being that wasn't necessarily to create little engineers everywhere, though that would be great for us. The idea was to take advantage of the natural learning process and curiosity that children have at that age . . ." Tamika Lang, Boeing Read more
The New Resume

The New Resume

A picture is worth a thousand words. A video game-like format is worth . . . Read more
Noam Chomsky: In the news again, this time about Twitter and High Schoolers

Noam Chomsky: In the news again, this time about Twitter and High Schoolers

Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, "father of linguistics", political commentator.  From bio: "Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today":               ... Read more
Does your school have a beehive?

Does your school have a beehive?

"If we want children to be inventors, we have to give them opportunities to invent." - 5:00 mark, Mission Hill video Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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10 Things to do on the first day of school

CJ Westerberg, 09.03.2014

When was the last time you talked about learning?

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Stephen does Common Core Math

SMW, 06.30.2014

Video in case you missed it - Math!

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College Professors Read Their Student Reviews

SMW, 06.29.2014

 Quick Video Below Gotta love the college profs for sharing -...

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# of School Shootings Since Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012

SMW, 06.10.2014

The New Normal?  Unless . . . Today, another school shooting.  This time in Oregon.  One student dead.  One teacher injured."All told, there has been nearly one shooting per week in the year and a half since Newtown."...

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THE LIST: 12 Top Technologies in Education

CJ Westerberg, 05.31.2014

Breakthroughs, Disruptions and Spin

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College Debt and Banks: It's called "Skim"

SMW, 05.28.2014

aka. No-brainer money for bankers; debt for students for brain-credentials

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How the Arts Prepare for a Life's Work in any Discipline

CJ Westerberg, 05.23.2014

Including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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Shaping Serendipity for Learning: Conversations with John Seely Brown

CJ Westerberg, 05.20.2014

"Conventional wisdom holds that different people learn in different ways. Something is missing from that idea, however, so we offer a corollary: Different People, when presented with exactly the same information in exactly the same way, will learn different things.

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