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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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"Professors who are good at mentoring will thrive"

CJ Westerberg, 03.17.2016

Joi Ito, Head of MIT Media Lab

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Riffing good stories

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We Need Mentors In School & Work More Than Ever

CJ Westerberg, 03.16.2016

"It is staggering to me that we do not involve the community of "wise olders" outside of school to mentor students of all backgrounds."-CJ Westerberg                        By C.J. WesterbergOne of my big obsessions in the school arena is the importance of...

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NEW POST: The Beauty of Math

CJ Westerberg, 12.24.2015

Beautiful Video

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

CJ Westerberg, 10.22.2015

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A Response to: Is Your Child a "Warrior" or "Worrier"?

CJ Westerberg, 10.22.2015

Why Some Kids Handle Test Pressure and Others . . . Not.

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Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully?

CJ Westerberg, 10.21.2015

"Education-as-we-know-it is about building hierarchies - among athletes . . . "

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"Children just don't go out in nature"

CJ Westerberg, 10.21.2015

Children today spend on average spend less than 40 minutes "outside" - Video Doc

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What do you remember from high school? (Humor)

CJ Westerberg, 10.16.2015

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