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April 2013

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The Bad Habits You Learn in School

And it's not about smoking. John Coleman via Harvard Business Review Read more
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21st Century Skills: A "thorny problem" in the classroom

. . . .most high schools' science "experiments" are really "demonstrations," because they are "rigged" for the right answer, thereby disqualifying them as true experiments where outcomes are unknown. Read more
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High Schoolers: "What You'll Wish You'd Known"

It's dangerous to design your life around getting into college Read more
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The Practical University?

Musings on college: Visiting with high schoolers, David Brooks and Stanford University's new video series on MOOCs: " . . ."It's the beginning of a wholesale reorganization of teaching and learning in higher education." Read more
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"The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination"

JK Rowling, Harry Potter Author, Captivates Crowd With Harvard Commencement Speech 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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