June 2013 Archives

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The "Anti-Creativity Checklist"

14 Ways To Say NO to Innovation: Harvard's Youngme Moon Read more
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"Figure-It-The-Hell-Out Gene" Is Most Important When Hiring

WIT & WISDOM: CEO Looks for Grads Who Come Up with the Unexpected Read more
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What Adults Can Learn From Kids: "Don't Underestimate Our Ability"

12 Year Old Literacy Advocate Sets Us Straight
Are Teachers & Parents Actually Making Kids "Shrink To Fit?"
TED Video - Eight Minutes of Adora Svitak Read more
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Why Parents & Educators Should Know about the Maker Movement

Essentially, if your kid can't build, do or make, maybe you should re-evaluate their education Read more
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Legendary Quincy Jones riffs about technology, music, math, creativity, and . . . parenting

" . . .We'd go to executive conferences with Bill Gates and he'd say, 'Alan will you please take over?' . . . " - Quincy Jones Read more
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Letting Go in Fatherhood

Teacher Jose Vilson: "I called my father this morning, a rather unusual thing for me since our relationship doesn't necessitate the usual banter and warmth that sitcoms project . . ." Read more
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How To Learn Math: FREE Summer On-line Course from Stanford U for teachers & parents

Here is a great "manageable" (for those of us who are time-crunched) Summer School opportunity from Dr. Joanne Boaler.I've signed up - do check it out here.The Daily Riff previously featured Dr. Boaler in the post, Math Heaven and Hell.-... Read more
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A Thinking Moment: Sendak and True Courage

What does it take for a child to have courage? Read more
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Forget Calculus. Learn Statistics. It's about data, stupid.

UPDATE TODAY The 3 Billion Dollar Brain - Obama's Brain Activity Map Read more
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The Only Child. Spoiled? Lonely? Nope.

Chelsea Clinton, Cary Grant, Rudy Giuliani, Robin Williams, Mahatma Ghandi & Frank Sinatra: You're Not Alone Read more
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10 Questions for "Guiding Knight" Sir Ken Robinson

"At the heart of my argument about what should happen in education . . " Read more
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
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