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

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

The Arts in STEM learning: "I actually explained my whole theory of immunology to an entire art class at a college JUST through visuals and they GOT it. I have many more problems trying to explain it to my students through words in my immunology classes." -Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein Read more
7 Things I Learned in 7 Years

7 Things I Learned in 7 Years

"The cult of productivity has its place, but worshipping at its altar daily robs us of the very capacity for joy and wonder that makes life worth living . . ." - Maria Popova 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
CEO: Drawing Can Help One Think and Reflect

CEO: Drawing Can Help One Think and Reflect

Great video from pandodaily, my new favorite tech site, about how the CEO of Deviant Art uses his artistic expression and journaling to help him think, reflect, organize or clear his head to work better. Read more
I Forgot My Phone: Viral Video

I Forgot My Phone: Viral Video

If you missed this one, do check it out below.26 million views and counting . . . two minute run-time.... Read more
Seven Questions: Is your child a recipe-follower or a real learner?

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

"It may help to have in our minds a picture of what we mean by understanding . . . "-John Holt, Why Children Fail, p. 177by C.J. WesterbergI recently had a loooong conversation with a parent about whether his child... Read more
Advice to Graduates: Accomplishment is Unreliable

Advice to Graduates: Accomplishment is Unreliable

The Best Commencement of 2013 - George Saunders: "But still. It bothers me. So here's something I know to be true, although it's a little corny, and I don't quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded . . . sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly." Read more
How I Teach Math and Dance at the Same Time

How I Teach Math and Dance at the Same Time

In this video below, dance moves are equated with having "pattern attributes". This connection is very reminiscent of what mathematician Paul Lockhart was referring to in "A Mathematician's Lament" about math being about pattern-making . . . and art.Isn't also... Read more
Financial Literacy: Making Math Relevant

Financial Literacy: Making Math Relevant

Guest Post By Joe Ganem Ph. D.: Schools Fail Teaching Students "Quantitative Literacy" Read more
10 Things I Learned at (Bard) College Which I Couldn't Possibly Have Picked Up Elsewhere

10 Things I Learned at (Bard) College Which I Couldn't Possibly Have Picked Up Elsewhere

I've often switched careers - from the arts world to human rights to international relations. "From law to writing and development to events management, Bard has taught me that with the right mindset, flexibility is possible, and versatility allows you to remain calm under pressure . . ." Read more
Homeless Man Developing App for Climate Change - Video

Homeless Man Developing App for Climate Change - Video

A Mentor-Mentee Story:  $100 or Learn How to CodeCheck out this story:  after being given a choice and after four weeks of learning how to code by someone who took the time, has developed an app that is almost ready... 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.
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Put Yourself In Our Shoes: "What Would You Do?"

CJ Westerberg, 03.18.2014

The Question General Motors Asks New Hires

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Bullying: "Most parents have no idea . . . kids aren't talking" - 4 tell-tell signs

CJ Westerberg, 12.11.2013

Photo above: Kameron Jacobsen, age 14, died from suicide brought on by bullying

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See Dick & Jane Not Run

SMW, 11.20.2013

Kids Less Physically Fit Than Their Parents

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MIT Invention: Touch Through Your Screen

SMW, 11.19.2013

Future inForm?"inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the...

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Qualities of Leadership: Entrepreneurs vs. Turn-around CEOs

SMW, 11.15.2013

Guess who needs more of the right stuff? Video via Biz Insider

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The Paradox of Wealth

CJ Westerberg, 11.13.2013

"But what is overlooked in all the shouting is that paradoxically, the people who have the most to gain from insuring some measure of economic equality and social justice are the wealthy." by Joseph Ganem Ph.D.

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Parents: Are we sabotaging our own kids' math "ability"?

CJ Westerberg, 11.12.2013

Many parents in the United States assume that (math ability) is just some kind of aptitude - some kids have it, some kids don't . . . The result is most of our kids (in the U.S.) don't do really well in Math . . ."

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Cool Smart Teen: Changing the conversation about building stuff

SMW, 11.04.2013

Not just building an app to play with . . . but a test for cancer

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Video: What is the link between "design-thinking" and creativity?

SMW, 11.03.2013

Creative Confidence: Must-Watch Interview on Charlie Rose

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