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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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Would You Hire Your Own Kids? 7 Skills Schools Should Be Teaching Them

CJ Westerberg, 12.01.2016

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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High School: Are the Kids Alright?

CJ Westerberg, 11.06.2016

"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."

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Entrepreneurs: Pirates in the Arena

CJ Westerberg, 11.06.2016

"It is not the critic who counts; The credit belongs to---who is actually in the arena . . .

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Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner

CJ Westerberg, 11.06.2016

"We dedicate this book to the parents of children who are growing up in the digital age. We hope our contribution will illuminate the strange and wondrous learning styles of the next generation." John Seely Brown

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Famous Failures who didn't "make the grade"

CJ Westerberg, 11.05.2016

Wow- such failures! 60 second video - Michael Jordan,Thomas Edison & more surprises

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Are we creating innovators? 22 Insights

CJ Westerberg, 11.04.2016

C.J. Westerberg dissects Tony Wagner's "Creating Innovators" Video Trailer

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Shaping Serendipity for Learning: Conversations with John Seely Brown

CJ Westerberg, 10.22.2016

"Conventional wisdom holds that different people learn in different ways. Something is missing from that idea, however, so we offer a corollary: Different people, when presented with exactly the same information in exactly the same way, will learn different things." - John Seely Brown

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Game On!

CJ Westerberg, 10.18.2016

Six Lessons Coaches Can Teach Educators

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