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The Global Search for Education: Meet the Minister - From Finland - Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.08.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Professional, highly-trained and highly respected teachers are a key factor in our success: teachers have pedagogical autonomy so they decide by them...

The Global Search for Education: Would Small Data Mean Big Change?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We must be mindful of potential drawbacks of big data, especially those related to data privacy and research ethics. When big data is used to determi...

The Feds, And The New York Times, Double Down On Strategies That Fail Our Students

Rick Ayers | Posted 11.22.2016 | Education
Rick Ayers

A few weeks before the election of Hillary Clinton as president, the New York Times offers an editorial criticizing s university based teacher educati...

Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.05.2015 | Media

The Atlantic: The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergarteners Of Finland In America, kindergarteners are expected to have a firm grasp on literacy. ...

The Global Search for Education: United States and Finland - Why are they so great?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"American scholars and their writings, like Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, have been influential in building the much-admired scho...

School Should Also Be About Learning Through Play

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

Creating opportunities for all children to learn, in a country as vast as the United States, is a unique challenge. One salient point all sides seem to agree on is that children learn though play. Exactly what that "play" looks like and where it takes place has been a hotly debated topic this week.

The Global Search for Education: Teacher Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The 21st century "movement" refers to the redefining of the goals of education and how learning is organized in order to meet the demands of the 21st...

The Global Search for Education: Dreams

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg and Chancellor Stephen Spahn of the Dwight School in Manhattan have big dreams for education. Sahlberg, the celebrated global reformer, spent the day at Spahn's school in Manhattan.