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21st Century Education

The Global Search for Education: How Well Do You Know the United Nations?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.14.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We not only neglect to teach the UN in its proper context - the ancient ideas about the need to treat others as ourselves - the 'golden rule' - found...

The Empathy Movement in K12 Education

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 02.24.2017 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

On January 30, 2016, the super fun Design Camp SD took place in San Diego, California. It was organized by the spectacular and yet very humble Dr. Eri...

The Global Search for Education: With the World in Mind

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.02.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The IB has concerns for humanity hardwired into it, in its philosophical heritage, its mission, and today's curricula." -- Siva Kumari Siva K...

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

The Global Search for Education: Digital

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We live in a world now where anybody can ask any question anywhere and get thousands of answers within seconds, but it is up to the questioner to det...

Mindfulness Without Borders & The YMCA Academy: Transcendental Education for the 21st Century

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 05.03.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Mindfulness based education for children and teens requires specialized training, delivery, awareness, and skill. It can seem as easy as implementing one simple lesson in a classroom, but to truly hold space for the powerful development that can occur requires very special attention and skill.

Back to the Future?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

It is my strong belief that if we, as an educational community, are to succeed in taking full advantage of our ever-evolving "21st century" tools, we first need to commit ourselves to sharpening our understanding and usage of some "20th century" (or older) educational staples.

Is Information a 21st Century Value?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.26.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

A few years back, I came across a fascinating article about the impact that the Internet has had on the way that people read. The author, Nicholas Car...

When It Comes to Education, Let's Be The Jetsons Not The Flintstones

Gregg Behr | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Gregg Behr

For my daughter's sake, I hope it's true that she won't graduate from a traditional brick-and-mortar high school 16 years from now, just as I did 20 years ago.

Creativity for All

Michael Nobleza | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

A solid 21st-century learning agenda in the United States must move past either/or debates and put creativity at the center of children's learning and development in this digital age.

The Global Search For Education - Give Them Access, They Will Come

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Children will always learn to do what they want to learn to do. So, I'm going to bet on self-motivated, curious, creative little children. Give them access and they will come!

21st Century Education Is the Way Forward

John Thomas | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
John Thomas

We are asking far more out of students and teachers than we have ever asked before. Together, we will help our children develop the confidence and competence they need to face the new world head-on.

The Global Search for Education: More From Singapore

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do teachers motivate students in the Singapore school system? How do they level the playing field between rich and poor students? How do they handle behavioral problems? Are they obsessed with testing?

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals Around the World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Andreas Schleicher weighs in on what the US and other nations can learn from some of the high performing education systems that are doing this.

The Global Search for Education: And the Winners Are...

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.18.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

As part of our on-going Global Search for Education series, we shall be occasionally showcasing quality practices in school and community programs from which we hope schools around the world will learn and take inspiration.

Electronic Devices Can Be an Educational Curse or Blessing

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

We can't pry our kids' fingers off their electronic devices by fiat, but we can channel their desires for communication and companionship into more productive endeavors.

21st Century Education is the Real Reform (VIDEO)

Carolyn Foote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carolyn Foote

When we stand here, concerned about a global education for our students, what we should be discussing is how to transform all of our schools for the future, not simply how to rearrange the same pieces again and again.