March 2012

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The Chinese Curse. Is America Next?

Is America Leaving Behind What Asia Wants? : Controversial Book & Video Read more
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Great minds don't "do desk" alike. Surprise.

The series is called "Desktop Diaries" - with three videos that are such an indulgent insight into their working minds, as expressed by their organization - pack rat version, the streamlined version Read more
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Are you "That" Parent?

How many good questions aren't asked about schools and education because of the apprehension of being "that" parent? Read more


Daughter came home from school asking, okay, strongly requesting me, to drop everything I was doing to watch this video which was viewed in her . . . Read more
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Stories Matter: The Danger of a Single Story

Melinda Gates' Twitter Poll: A Top "Crowd Fav" TED Talk Read more

How would students rethink education? The list may surprise.

While a few of those might seem large at first glance, the reality is that most students wanted more authenticity and more autonomy. Read more

"Gaming the System: Redshirting in Kindergarten"

"I wonder if we'll look back on the way children were raised in our particular time and place and say, 'What were we thinking?'" -Malcolm Gladwell 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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