Slideshow

May 2013

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What Makes Kids Creative? A Box or a Spaceship?

Just tell me what to do. I want to be right. Read more
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Financial Literacy: Making Math Relevant

Guest Post By Joe Ganem Ph. D.: Schools Fail Teaching Students "Quantitative Literacy" Read more
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Lego Founder Opening School (and it's not your parents' school)

"We talk to children about rights and responsibilities so they can better understand the consequences of their actions and develop true self-discipline. We use codes of conduct rather than rules; reflection and restoration rather than punitive sanctions." Read more
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Stigliz on Education

VIDEO: "We have an education system that is very dependent on where you live, where you live is very dependent on what you can afford . . . " Read more
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Want students to learn Math? Try Rock-Paper-Scissors (& not the game)

"Other researchers at the University of Virginia center have found executive function, fine-motor skills, and general knowledge in kindergarten are better predictors of 8th grade reading and math achievement than early-literacy skills." Read more
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The Inner Net

Connected and Disconnected Read more
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Seven Questions: Is your child a recipe-follower or a real learner?

"It may help to have in our minds a picture of what we mean by understanding . . . "-John Holt, Why Children Fail, p. 177by C.J. WesterbergI recently had a loooong conversation with a parent about whether his child... Read more
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Tom Friedman: Think Like an Immigrant

Five Ways to Succeed in Life and Work Read more
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Advice for Teens Going to College

Weekend Funnies: "Amid skyrocketing tuition costs and dismal job prospects, Aasif Mandvi imparts a healthy fear of higher education in a group of at risk young people." (04:57) Read more
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Ouch! Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation?

and/or The Next Greatest? The 80 million Americans born between 1980 and 2000 Video Read more
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Engaging Students through Problem-Solving, not looking for "one right answer"

A Good News Story: Middle-schoolers building an energy-saving device to improve lives. Read more
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Students Need Different Things: "We Are All Part Of The Puzzle"

Guest Post By California English High School Teacher & Author Jim Burke Read more