"The gateways we have in education . . . have a huge influence . . ."
Including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Congratulations Vicki Abeles for Raising Funds for next film "Beyond Measure"
Why Johnnie and Jane don't like to read . . . and what to do about it
Alfie Kohn Delivers a Powerful Essay About MOTIVATION & Learning
The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.Alvin Toffler
"If I were trying to select a school system for my children or grandchildren, I'd beware of . . . ." - Howard Gardner, Harvard School of Education
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 . . ."
New update December 2, 2013 which includes Yong Zhao link and comments PLUS CNN videos
Truth in Humor ---- It's come to this, folks
The 10 Essential Rules for Engagement
"No one, after 12 years of Chinese education, has any chance to receive a Nobel prize, even if he or she went to Harvard, Yale, Oxford or Cambridge for college . . ." Yong Zhao
"Everybody - administrators, admissions officers, faculty and students - knows that the pressures of the resume race are out of control."
When was the last time you talked about learning?
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.