Wit & Wisdom

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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Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner

"We dedicate this book to the parents of children who are growing up in the digital age. We hope our contribution will illuminate the strange and wondrous learning styles of the next generation." John Seely Brown Read more
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Famous Failures who didn't "make the grade"

What Michael Jordan and Thomas Edison had in common - One Minute Video 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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MIT Media Lab's Joi Ito: Trad Classes are so yesterday

Doing, Making and Researching: The Future of Education - Video Read more
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How to Create Nonreaders

Why Johnnie and Jane don't like to read . . . and what to do about it
Alfie Kohn Delivers a Powerful Essay About MOTIVATION & Learning Read more
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If I were trying to select a school system for my children . . ."

"If I were trying to select a school system for my children or grandchildren, I'd beware of . . . ." - Howard Gardner, Harvard School of Education Read more
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Dear 16-year-old Me

It's that time of year again. Sun is fun, but . . . spread the word. Video. Read more
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3 Things Needed for Authentic Learning

Allowed to Be Curious, Messy and Reflective 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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Dilbert Creator: Why following your passion is not good advice

Scott Adams, Dilbert cartoonist and author of the new book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big debunks some of the "rules of success" for business and career including: why following your passion as your vocation is tricky Read more
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How 7 Principles Of Baseball Can Help Transform How Teachers Teach

How to Teach so Kids Can Think and Learn - by Harvard's David Perkins 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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NEW POST: The MFA (Master of Fine Arts) as the new MBA?

Sir Ken Robinson: STEM, STEAM and the Humanities Read more
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The Education Horse Story

15 Ways to Ride a Dead Horse Read more
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Creativity: My Way or the Highway

Doesn't work that way, folks Read more
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Why Testing Fails: How Numbers Deceive Us All

"Tests fail because of an effect I call the "Numerical Outcome Principle". . .Our leaders need to look beyond the numbers..." Guest Post By Joseph Ganem, Ph.D. Read more
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Being Pegged, Late Bloomers and Effort

How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by His High School Biology Teacher Read more
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We're Gonna Make You POPular!

The Top Ten MOOCs Higher Ed "Stars" are Male- Not a Single Woman - Really?? 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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