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21st Century Skills

The Global Search for Education: An Interview with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"If we are to achieve the joint goals adopted in the UN in September, they have to be part of everything we do, including education." -- Kirsti Kaup...

The Global Search for Education: Learning How to Learn

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Numeracy and literacy are important, but learning is also a vehicle to help people recover and regain what is most critical to them - their own dign...

The Global Search for Education: Trends

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone."  -- Tracey Burns ...

Around the World in 30 Days - December 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.31.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Has there ever been a time when an education framework for 21st-century competencies was more important?

An Open Letter to Fellow Educators & Leaders Regarding Religious Literacy in Schools

Anisha Ismail Patel | Posted 12.23.2015 | Education
Anisha Ismail Patel

Our American Muslim students are counting on us for our consistent efforts in doing what's best for our nation's schools. As educators, let us continue to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of each and every child.

The Global Search for Education: Global Goals Require Change

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The SDGs have raised our ambition globally to tackle educational challenges, and give a clear set of targets that we can work together to achieve." ...

The Question Everyone Must Ask About School

Rob Furman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Rob Furman

You, as the parent, are your child's most important advocate. You must know that your child is being prepared for their future. It is Ok to ask those questions to your child and their teachers because you are looking out for the best interest of your child.

The Global Search for Education: How Should We Measure Success?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.02.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We see far too many kids who suffer from debilitating health issues, such as depression, eating disorders, perfectionism, severe sleep deprivation, ...

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.