Culture

July 2013

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Someone Saved My Life: A Shout-Out to Hana Hank

PONO def: Doing the right thing; goodness - "Let's have a conversation about Pono." -CJ Westerberg Read more
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Shaping Serendipity for Learning: Conversations with John Seely Brown

"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. Read more
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Life as a Learning Lab

" . . .we've spent hours and hours discussing how we can help students follow their interests and passions, and also help students learn powerful ideas and develop as systematic thinkers." Mitchel Resnick on Alan Kay, Squeak and Scratch Read more
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Eleven Barbies

Raising Girls & Education: We Are the Champions, Inventors, Doers & Makers Video Read more
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21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

Desks, Language Labs, Computers, Homework, Standardized Tests in College Admissions . . . . Read more
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Guest Post: The Difference between a Mentor and Role-Model

"a good mentor takes the time to understand" Read more
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Welcome, Professional Students . . . to the Hunger Games, er, we mean School

"First, students have to jump through ever-more demanding, preassigned academic hoops. Instead of developing a passion for one subject, they're rewarded for becoming professional students, getting great grades across all subjects, regardless of their intrinsic interests." - David Brooks, The Creative Monopoly Read more
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The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System

New update July 11, 2013 about how Finland supports the family Read more
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Are we creating innovators? 22 Insights

C.J. Westerberg dissects new book by Tony Wagner - "Creating Innovators" Video Trailer Read more
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Do students and teachers get feedback or measurement?

What do we measure and why? Questions About The Uses of Measurement by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers Read more
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Too Young to Research. Yeah, Right.

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Are Adults Contributing to the "Endless Adolescence" syndrome? Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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