July 2012 Archives

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Mayor Bloomberg on Guns: "What are you going to do?"

"It's not about gun control, but crime control" Read more
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Ten To-Do's for Young People to Consider

#1 - Build a "Personal Board of Directors" Read more
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Learning. Outside the box.

When you are taught inside a box, you lose parts of yourself. Must-Watch Quick Video. Read more
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"It's good to be curious about many things"

VIDEO - Steve Jobs and Mister Rogers have something in common Read more
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What American Teachers Can Learn From Japan

Bill Jackson Shares His Travel Journal To Japan & What He Found Out About Improving Teacher Quality, Cooking Shows & Asking Questions First Read more
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Note to Aaron Sorkin

Dig Deeper into Education Read more
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Education: That was the ticket to prosperity. . . Now, not so sure

VIDEO. Wonder if education will play a significant role in the upcoming election. Specifics, anyone? Read more
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The Changing Face of the American Dad

"Rather than having one parent totally identified by the job and one identified by the parenting, we both have found a middle ground." Read more
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Yong Zhao: Standardized test scores do not reflect teacher ability, school quality or a student's future

The Asian-American Model Minority Myth, the U.S. obsession with test scores, and why Asian education is running away from that model. VIDEO - great watch. Read more
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Put Yourself In Our Shoes: "What Would You Do?"

The Question General Motors Asks New Hires Read more
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"I can write a 20-page research paper and my roommate can't .."

It's an amazing skill. Also, they feel more comfortable talking. They report they are participating in class discussions and backing up what they say with evidence and that they feel very comfortable in their first year of college. It's amazing how often we hear from college profs and job recruiters how these skills - writing, communicating, researching and supporting an argument in-depth - are lacking, even from "A" students. A disconnect of assessment, one would think. 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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