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Buildings, Blocks and Experience

Jonathan Lash | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Five years ago when -- deeply impressed by the college's students -- I agreed to become Hampshire's sixth president, my wife, Ellie, was bemused; she knew very well that her non-academic husband, even with a master's in education, would face a steep learning curve.

Educating for Democracy: Some Good News

Joel Shatzky | Posted 03.16.2016 | Education
Joel Shatzky

There is so much bad news about education these days that I decided to post a positive story about a class of students, most all minority, whom I observed at the Picasso sculpture exhibit at MOMA several weeks ago

What Is Engineering? Learn About Engineering Through a MOOC

Vicki May | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Vicki May

A desire to help people of all ages, particularly K12 students, better understand engineering led me to develop a massive open online course, or MOOC. MOOCs are online courses offered by universities for free to the public.

What's in Your Mindful Toolbox? A Singing Bowl

Bonnie Levine, MA | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Levine, MA

We listened to the sound of the singing bowl on the first day of school. Actually, we listened to the sound of the bowl every day during the first week. The children were drawn to the bowl or the bell, as we sometimes called it.

Japanese Educators Learn From American Teachers and Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Who would have thought that educators from Japan, whose school system is always paraded before the American public as one that the United States should emulate, would actually visit New York City to learn how to improve education in Japanese schools?

On Voracious Curiosity: Q&A with Ben Nelson, CEO of Minerva Project

Laura Cococcia | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education
Laura Cococcia

Two years ago, I had the privilege of attending TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland , which focused on the theme of "Radical Openness." Following a numbe...

Reverse Crowdfund-gineering: Five Behavioral Lessons We Can Learn From Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

KC Harry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
KC Harry

You passionately provide details about your endeavor, and you receive feedback -- on your network's level of interest, their advice on your approach and on other alternatives you could consider. And this is where the ability to remain open to receiving their feedback becomes imperative.

Creating Lifelong Learners No More

Peter Cipparone | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education
Peter Cipparone

It seems to me that schools which emphasize creating lifelong learners receive low scores on their report cards. A vast chasm exists between the way teachers and schools are incentivized to teach, and the way we should be teaching in order for students to develop 21st century skills.

The Classroom Is Broken

Mike Silagadze | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education
Mike Silagadze

If you brought a teacher back from 50 years ago and put her in a university classroom today she would be able to pick up exactly where she left off. The classroom experience has barely changed. This is a pretty sad state of affairs

Teacher Over The Moon After Winning £150,000 For Physics Lesson

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

A Physics teacher has scooped £150,000 for her exciting physics lesson which uses homemade rockets and animation in a competition organised by e-lear...

In Defense of Active Learning

Rae Pica | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
Rae Pica

A growing body of research is determining that physical activity activates the brain much more than doing seatwork.