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21st Century Skills

Soraya Salti: Empowering Youth Against All Odds. When Education Entrepreneurs Create Eternity.

Fernando Reimers | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Fernando Reimers

To say 'A teacher touches eternity' conveys that those who devote their lives to cultivate the talents of the young help them make sense of the future...

Advocating ICT Education and Digital Skills: An EU Perspective

Daria Catalui | Posted 10.16.2015 | Education
Daria Catalui

I am an enthusiastic advocate for the development of e-skills for education. Through my work and my free time I read, discuss, test and deploy initiatives that promise progress in ICT education and the use of ICT as enabler for multi-disciplinary work.

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What Was Your Most Challenging Classroom and How Did You Turn It Around?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.26.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

We're keeping Teachers at the top of our global radar in a week of intense media focus on the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This month we posed this question to our Top 12 global team: What was your most challenging classroom and how did you turn it around?

The Global Search for Education: New Study - Social and Emotional Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.04.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Second Step Program in the United States introduces age-appropriate weekly lessons for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. They include activ...

Imagine Opening Hearts With Dr. Charlotte, And So It Is!

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Dr. Charlotte Reznick seeks to open the hearts of children by healing the wounded with loving kindness.

Thinking Slowly About Education in Singapore

Fernando Reimers | Posted 08.06.2015 | Education
Fernando Reimers

This year I was honored to be appointed the CJ Koh Visiting Professor at Singapore's National Institute of Education. In my research on how different ...

The Global Search for Education: Where are the US Jobs?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.08.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"NY and CA are not necessarily the best place for college graduates to look for a job. While these states offer many job opportunities to college gra...

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

The Global Search for Education: A World of Oppi-tunities!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The Oppi Festival pops up at Leman Manhattan School in NYC on May 15 and 16. When Quincy Jones was chosen to produce "We Are The World" in 19...

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

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way.

The Global Search for Education: Can You Hear the Thunder?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.06.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

If you do something well enough, if you do something often enough, you will ultimately bring about positive change. I'm convinced we are making progress.

Move Over Memorization

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

We have to ask ourselves, now that answers to myriads of questions are a google search away, why would we measure student knowledge by an ability to regurgitate facts through multiple choice tests?

A Call for Data Literacy

Matt Rafalow | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Matt Rafalow

If we care about young people's privacy, we need to teach them data literacy. Schools need to provide opportunities to educate children in the politics of data, including what it means, how it can be used, and how they can exert agency over their own position as a "data point."

The Global Search for Education: Being Global - A Global Competence Certificate

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.02.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

If we want to transform the K-12 education system to meet the needs and challenges of 21st-century citizenship and leadership, we need to ensure global learning is available for all.

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.

Inspiring a World of Good Through Early-Childhood Education in Singapore

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 03.31.2015 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Wheelock was the first foreign specialized institution to work with Singaporean educators and administrators in early-childhood education and has been doing so for a quarter of a century.

Internationalizing Your Business: The Execution

Nick Jefferson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Nick Jefferson

Even when a corporation is in the 'right' markets, success is far from guaranteed. Products and services need to be appropriately calibrated, and offered in a way, and at a time, that makes sense to local consumers.

At the Heart of New Ways of Working Are Trusted Communities

Ayelet Baron | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Ayelet Baron

A connected network knows no boundaries as it enables people internally and externally to connect around purpose and common needs and interests.

Can We Learn to Get Along?

Fernando Reimers | Posted 01.02.2015 | Education
Fernando Reimers

There is a solid base of evidence that we can draw on to support educational practices that can teach students to get along, to accept and even embrace those who are different to them.

Taking a Lesson From Malala

Fernando Reimers | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Fernando Reimers

For most of the world, advances in providing real educational opportunities are more recent, the work of visionaries who understood that Peace rested in guaranteeing every person some basic rights contingent only in their humanity.

Time Travel to the Past! Welcome to School

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

As summer turns to fall and parents are buying children their new backpacks, it is time to think of how our schools work and whether they are inspiring true learning. The schools of today are largely those of our great-grandparents.

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.31.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions.

Labor Day: Upholding the Promise of Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

This Labor Day, let's remember that hardworking men and women are the backbone of our country, and let's redouble our efforts to uphold our nation's great promise to them: that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make it in America.

Fostering Independence at Home, Using Lessons from Camp

Mitch and Stephanie Reiter | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Mitch and Stephanie Reiter

As many children head back-to-school, how can we continue to nurture self-confidence, independence and grit from the home front?