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Forget Calculus.  Learn Statistics.  It's about data, stupid.

Forget Calculus. Learn Statistics. It's about data, stupid.

The 3 Billion Dollar Brain - Obama's Brain Activity Map 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
Is This The Best High School in America?

Is This The Best High School in America?

WATCH: How These Six Minutes May Change Your Idea of Innovative Education (dramatically). Phillips Exeter, Harvard Westlake & Lawrenceville may be taking notes from this charter school leading the next wave. Does your High School look anything like it? Read more
Learning.  Outside the box.

Learning. Outside the box.

"When you are taught inside a box, you lose parts of yourself." 2 minute Video 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
The Bad Habits You Learn in School

The Bad Habits You Learn in School

And it's not about smoking. John Coleman via Harvard Business Review Read more
Parents: Do our kids know what "it takes" to be good at something?

Parents: Do our kids know what "it takes" to be good at something?

Youth Motivation & Mastery: Create the environment conducive to having kids discover what it takes to become good at something on their own, rather than having "us" - the authority figures - telling them how. 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
Talking Story:  Drowning Doesn't Just Happen to Kids . . . Hana Hank Saved a Family

Talking Story: Drowning Doesn't Just Happen to Kids . . . Hana Hank Saved a Family

"And someone saved my life tonight, sugar bearyou almost had your hooks in me, didn't you dearYou nearly had me roped and tied,Altar-bound, hypnotized,Sweet freedom whispered in my ear,You're a butterflyAnd butterflies are free to flyFly away, High away, bye... 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
Game On!  Six Lessons from Great Coaches

Game On! Six Lessons from Great Coaches

Six Lessons Coaches Can Teach Educators 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
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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NEW 10.19.17 - What's Happening in Education in Oklahoma - Video

CJ Westerberg, 10.19.2017

Why Should We Care? Because it can happen anywhere

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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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Schools and Parents: A Kabuki Dance?

CJ Westerberg, 03.06.2017

We asked then, why do some schools still play a kabuki dance when it comes to parental/family engagement?

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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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