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

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
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 | GPS for the Soul
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 | Education
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 | Education
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 | Education
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 | Business
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 | Business
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 | Education
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 | Education
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 | Education
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...

The Essential Skills for Any Century

David Scott Clegg | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
David Scott Clegg

21st century skills. Throughout the world, we are talking about 21st century skills as if these particular skills have found their place in this particular time in the evolution of humanity.

The Global Search for Education: Meet the Teachers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.09.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The most important thing we can do to help make teaching be regarded as a more prestigious career is to tell the stories of the wonderful and inspiri...

Warning: "Real" 21st Century Educational Accountability

Rob Furman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

In my last post, The 4 Success Indicators for 21st Century Accountability, we discussed the possible death of high stakes testing. But there was also ...

The Global Search for Education: What's Really Worth Learning?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.15.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I encourage people to tell an 'opportunity story.' How might this topic come up later in students' lives?"  --  David Perkins Our world is getti...

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 Kaupp...

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 digni...

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, a...

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.