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Sunny Wight

The Seattle Seahawks ARE Mindfulness

Sunny Wight | January 26, 2015 | Impact
This is a very exciting week at my Arizona-based children's charity, Mindfulness First. All of our Instructors start back in the school districts teaching Mindfulness to K-12th Grade children.
Johnathan Lee Iverson

All About That Bass

Johnathan Lee Iverson | January 26, 2015 | Arts
Music entered the Chicago native's life in the same way it does with many people. It arrived through radio, television, family gatherings, etc. However, for some, music beckons as more than a passing interest.
Sam Kirk

Fostering Entrepreneurism at a Young Age Through Education

Sam Kirk | January 26, 2015 | Business
We can -- and must 0- give future entrepreneurs and business leaders the skills and knowledge necessary to grow our economy by teaching them from a young age.
Christina Berchini

What Happens When Former Bullies Contact Their Victims on Facebook -- 2 Decades Later?

Christina Berchini | January 26, 2015 | Education
I think about my childhood bullies sometimes. And because I (like most of you) am naturally curious, I accepted all of their Facebook friend requests. Becoming reacquainted with them forces me to wonder about what happens when bullies become teachers.
Yasmina Vinci

Head Start: Embracing a Two Generation Approach to Early Learning

Yasmina Vinci | January 26, 2015 | Education
When Head Start was launched in 1965, at its core was the idea that families and communities were integral to supporting children's successful early learning and development.
Adam Rico

4 Reasons You Should Not Send Your Child to College

Adam Rico | January 26, 2015 | Parents
Creating an enjoyable career has much more to do with looking inward than it does with chasing high income levels. Understanding your child's personality, strengths and interests will help you influence their post-high school choices.
Salima Visram

The Soular Backpack: Increasing Education in East Africa

Salima Visram | January 26, 2015 | College
My goal is that through education, people will be given the tools to empower and alleviate themselves from poverty. I believe in the power of social business as the greatest catalyst in creating sustainable change.
Pedro Noguera

What's Missing From the 'Inclusive Capitalism' Conversation

Pedro Noguera | January 26, 2015 | Education
If Edsall and others are seriously concerned about reducing inequality and pursuing "inclusive capitalism" then they must also recognize that market-based reforms in education are reinforcing inequality rather than ameliorating it.
Lisa Earle McLeod

The Horrible Awful Thing That is Wrong with Schools

Lisa Earle McLeod | January 26, 2015 | Education
Do you remember career counseling when you were in school? Someone probably presented a bunch of career options and then tried to help you decide the best fit based on how you had performed thus far in academia with little or no discussion about your personality traits. .
Rainesford Alexandra

How a Humans of New York Fundraiser Taught Us About Education

Rainesford Alexandra | January 26, 2015 | Education
It was the call to action heard 'round the Internet: Brandon Stanton, founder of the greatest thing online, Humans of New York, posted a series of photos about Mott Hall Bridge Academy, a small Brooklyn, NY middle school.
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Emotional Intelligence Needs a Moral Rudder

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | January 26, 2015 | Education
While it would be such a relief for schools if helping students become "good" was as simple as teaching them emotional skills, a recent study suggests that there's a lot more to acting morally than knowing how to manage your emotions.
Teach Plus

The Benefits of Lengthening the Tenure Process for California Public School Teachers

Teach Plus | January 26, 2015 | Education
By Camille Hommeyer For a teacher in the Los Angeles public school system, tenure is an incredibly important benefit. In an environment where budget-related lay-offs and changes in administration are common, tenure gives us unmatched job security. For me, the biggest benefit...
Mercedes Schneider

Florida Supers Fake Readiness for 2015 Computerized Testing -- for Which Bus Drivers Could Serve as Techies

Mercedes Schneider | January 26, 2015 | Education
I suspect that Florida is not alone in either having officials bend to top-down bullying to falsify technological readiness for testing or in having questionable assistance with trying to pull off its role in the America-As-Global-Competitive testing farce. It is beyond time to kill the federally-mandated testing beast.
Gabriel Felder

Help Me Help Them

Gabriel Felder | January 26, 2015 | Education
This morning I watched a video Kid President made where he helped organize a retirement party for a first grade teacher who was retiring. I suggest you watch it, but be warned, it tugs at every damn heartstring you have.
Jonathan Haber

Cost Disease

Jonathan Haber | January 26, 2015 | Education
If higher education (like dentistry) are craft services where the efficiencies we've seen in factory production over the last century are not easily applied, what can explain the rapid rise in costs of these boutique industries since the 1980s?
William B. Bradshaw

Free Tuition for Community College

William B. Bradshaw | January 24, 2015 | Education
Currently, we have only a few of the specifics, and this week I will write about: what I do know about the proposal; the need for more particulars; arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the proposal; and an alternative proposal.
Lizanne Foster

B.C. Teachers Could Tell Forum A Thing Or Two About Innovation

Lizanne Foster | January 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
I am curious though. I wonder what "international experts" could tell the Ministry of Education that teachers in B.C. do not already know about students and their needs?
Katharine Rose

Smarts, With a Side of Grits

Katharine Rose | January 23, 2015 | Education
According to a 2014 paper by the Australian psychology professor Arthur E. Poropat, research has shown that "conscientiousness" and "openness" (i.e. creativity and curiosity) are more important to student success than intelligence.
Stuart Rhoden

If the Russians Love Their Children Too: The Hypocrisy and Promise of "Bad" Public Servants

Stuart Rhoden | January 23, 2015 | Education
My question is why is it so easy to leap to the conclusion that there are "bad cops" and at the same time, not draw the same conclusions about "bad teachers?"
Write for the Future

The Life of a Commute

Write for the Future | January 23, 2015 | Education
When I bound out of my house to begin my 75 minute commute every morning, the neighborhood is dreary and empty. I find comfort on my tree-shaded block of well-kept row houses. Since birth, I have lived in the house Mom has called home since she arrived in Brooklyn from Panama 45 years ago.
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