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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.
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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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CJ Westerberg, 10.18.2016

Six Lessons Coaches Can Teach Educators

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Are we creating innovators? 22 Insights

CJ Westerberg, 10.12.2016

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

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Hey, so-called Leaders. Want feedback or measurement?

CJ Westerberg, 06.24.2016

What do we measure and why? Questions About The Uses of Measurement by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers

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

CJ Westerberg, 06.24.2016

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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Can Messy Be A Sign Of Brilliance?

CJ Westerberg, 06.23.2016

Einstein's Desk In Photo: What He & Agatha Christie May Have In Common

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Late Bloomers (Guess what? You didn't peak in high school ;)

CJ Westerberg, 06.22.2016

How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by High School Biology Teacher - CJ Westerberg post

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Steve Jobs: Liberal Arts Essential for Innovation

CJ Westerberg, 06.20.2016

"We need to revolutionize education to encourage creativity and need to teach our kids to play, take a chance and create. By not teaching our children liberal arts we will hinder their capacity to innovate."

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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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