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December 2014

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The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System

New update December 2, 2013 which includes Yong Zhao link and comments PLUS CNN videos Read more
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Ten To-Do's for Young People to Consider

#1 - Build a "Personal Board of Directors" Read more
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Mind Overload! from Technology & "Societal Exhaustion"

Mindfulness: "I've seen it transform classrooms . . . " 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
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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