Parents, teachers and educators have the opportunity to nurture the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs by reinforcing creative thinking and problem solving and creating safe environments where students feel comfortable taking risks.
Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.
No matter how well you're managing your money now, you need to also be thinking about retirement. (Yes, even if you're only 25 or 30.) The good news is it's never too early to start planning for your retirement. It's also never too late, if you've been slacking up to this point.
This phenomenon has been identified by researchers who have determined that elementary, middle and high school students actually lose ground on what they've learned in school during the summer months.
HuffPost Aspen Institute,
Over my 28 years living inside urban school systems, I have come to understand and believe that there are two things that we must do and/or keep in mind: respect the complexity of this challenge and relentlessly execute against clear goals.
As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we are glad to see renewed interest in the issue of segregation, but discouraged about our societal failure to tackle it.
In life, opportunities will come up and present themselves to you, and if you don't go after it, they will be GONE. The lesson is this, the next time an Opportunity presents itself, I want you all to GO AFTER IT."
It's seductive to think that we could come up with a neat, efficient, one-size-fits-all education system that would be orderly and clean, and we just get everyone to use it exactly the same way.
Looking over my high school experience that culminated in being named salutatorian, there's a couple of things I've come to realize that could've totally changed my entire four years.
Although the phrase hasn't entered mainstream conversation, "competency education" is on the mind of lots of educators and policymakers.
As the stakes rise regarding the necessity of a high school diploma for lifelong success, so do the standards to earn one. High school graduates today must know more than the generations that came before them.
C. M. Rubin,
Dr. Rosemary Hipkins,
Key Competencies For The Future,
New Zealand Council For Educational Research,
New Zealand Schools,
The Global Search For Education,
Pillars Of Learning,
New Zealand has one of the most devolved school systems in the Western world. If, for example, a school in New Zealand is failing, the final say on all things resides with the school community.
by Blair Weintraub As much as I remember my first seizure, my last one was even more memorable. I was 12 and it was one of the first times my parents trusted my sister and me to be left home alone....
It concerns me a bit that you are going to require him to "With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers." Did you know there are countries that don't teach reading and writing until kids are 7? Seven years old!
Hundreds of State Department-sponsored international high school exchange students recently met in Washington, D.C., after a successful year at schools across the United States
We may have to face the fact that our common-sense beliefs about excellence, or what we think ought to be the case about the importance of hard work, aren't necessarily true.
America's education system is unequal and unfair. All parents want what is best for their children, but some parents -- and states and school districts -- have greater means to provide them with educational resources.
Overcoming Your Past,
Ted Weekends Video,
TED Weekends News
Is it possible to forgive a murderer? What if that murderer is you? This former drug dealer and convicted murderer was in solitary confinement when he had the awakening that would change his life forever.
The present purpose of education is not focused on the individual student, but on the needs of the college/corporate industries, who want workers to build the American marketplace. The end does not justify the means.
If you aren't completely transfixed by photos from Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq or the border right now, you might have come across this. Simply put, it's the best visual to come out of the administration in months, maybe longer.