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21st Century Skills

Around the World in 30 Days: December 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report We were delighted to win our second Upton Sinclair Award this year, given for our "continual work on world-wi...

Lost In The Fifties, Middle America Needs STEM Education & Infrastructure

Paula Golden | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Paula Golden

At a post-mortem forum on the 2016 U.S. election, Mexico's former president Vicente Fox had choice words for those who elected Donald Trump. Yearning ...

The Global Search for Education: What Meta-Learning?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"Metacognition is rising in importance as educators are realizing its importance and developing learning experiences to complement their existing assi...

The Global Search for Education: Everything You Need to Know About PISA

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"If we look at countries like Singapore, Canada, Estonia, Japan and Finland, who have combined excellence and equity over a number of PISA cycles, we ...

The Global Search for Education: Because They Matter

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.11.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"I want readers to walk away understanding that education requires a holistic approach and should not be solely measured by assessments." -- Nadia Lop...

The Global Search For Education: What Skills?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.01.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"Employers have to remain involved in making their needs heard, and education institutions have to accept that we educate for Life and Work, not only ...

What did you do in School Today? How FreshGrade is Changing the Legendary Answer

Robyn Shulman | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home
Robyn Shulman

For students to be successful in the classroom, it is imperative to ensure they have as much support as possible, both at home and within the school. ...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Fadel

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"We need to re-examine college entrance requirements (and their tests).  They hold change hostage to antiquated and incomplete requirements.  Massiv...


Alex Budak | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Alex Budak

We are facing a crisis of trust in the world today.

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers - Learning With The Arts

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

Have you ever noticed how integrating the Arts with traditional subjects can really make learning fun? Findings from a recent American Institutes for ...

The Global Search for Education: What Does It Mean To Be a Great Principal?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"New sets of skills such as team work, innovation and creativity are becoming increasingly important. The leaders of this major transformation can onl...

Preparing Kids For 21st Century Stem Jobs Will Take A Village -- And A Swat Team

Paula Golden | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Paula Golden

This week, my grandchildren received a healthy dose of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) at the California Academy of Science.

Why Teachers Make Some of the Best Entrepreneurs

Robyn Shulman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Home
Robyn Shulman

There is a new type of entrepreneur quickly rising in almost every city in America. They have a significant impact on the lives of many people. Do you know someone in education who is motivated, mission-driven, passionate, smart, and can create something new?

The Global Search for Education: WHAT Knowledge?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"We are taking the trends identified by futurists and economists, and connecting them to relevant fields of study and competencies required."  --  C...

The Global Search for Education: WHAT is "Four-Dimensional" Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"Our framework is a result of the analysis and synthesis of research on learning sciences, views from futurists and economists, standards around the w...

Getting Under The Hood Of 21st Century Leadership

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.01.2016 | Home
Ayelet Baron

In our current society, noise rules.  We are told the more likes we have, the better life is.  We are told influencers rule. Get to know them and ...

The Global Search for Education: The Top Global Teacher Bloggers on Skills, Behaviors and Attitudes Global Citizens Need

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

Many renowned thought leaders in The Global Search for Education series have spoken about the need to provide students with the competencies to naviga...


Jonathan Haber | Posted 07.12.2016 | Home
Jonathan Haber

In my day job as an educational researcher, I encounter a great many educational standards and other works trying to help ascertain the knowledge, ski...

The Global Search for Education: A Focus on U.S. Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.10.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"American schools are not failing; they are getting the best results in our history." --  Richard Dufour Educator and best-selling author Dr. Rich...

When Gratitude Meets Creativity: How A Thank-You Note Inspired Marie Arturi, CEO of Buncee, to Build A Platform For Digital Storytellers

Robyn Shulman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Robyn Shulman

There are thousands of people making a difference in the education world today. Please enjoy this interview with Marie Arturi, founder and CEO of Bunc...

Pop Quiz: A Parent's Guide to 21st Century Learning

Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD

Ask your 5-year-old what she wants to be when she grows up and she might say an astronaut or teacher, chef or engineer. Maybe she wants to run a flower shop. But what if she said: I don't know! What I want to be doesn't exist yet?

Who Are You Calling Soft? The Value Of Soft Skills In A Tech-Obsessed Economy

Dennis Yang | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home
Dennis Yang

For a while, the tech skills gap has dominated the conversation around the needs of the 21st century workplace. As globalization and labor automation ...

Learning From Our Students

Fernando Reimers | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Fernando Reimers

How good it is to watch all of you ready to graduate tomorrow. I bring you greetings from my faculty colleagues and congratulations on your hard work during your studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Warning! Music Class Will Never Be the Same!

Rob Furman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Home
Rob Furman

I have never been shy when it comes to asserting my opinions about the need for educators to "get with the 21st century program". My recent post on t...

Managing Expectations

Jonathan Haber | Posted 04.19.2016 | Home
Jonathan Haber

One of the most important rhetorical strategies for controlling debate is to set expectations, for yourself an others, in a way that maximizes your ch...