iOS app Android app

Howard Gardner

Freedom to Create

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

Children create naturally, but as we age and take on more responsibilities, we may not feel we have the time for such things. Yet everything in life, including us, exists because of creative energy.

What We Know, What We Do -- A Contradiction

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

For kids who are intelligent in different ways, who develop more slowly, or who are sensitive or quirky, the educational system has been especially ineffective. Many such folks find their way outside of, or in spite of, school, but the system has always served them poorly.

Let's Sue Harvard and End Illegal Preferences in College Admission

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Steve Nelson

Let's have a lawsuit where all the "different" learners, visionaries, poets, iconoclasts, artists and musicians come together and sue Harvard for giving illegal preference to applicants who brandish their relatively unimportant test scores. That's a lawsuit I'd join.

Around The World In 30 Days - April 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's global education report In April, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world on many topics including the ro...

9 Ways of Raising Issues of Religious Pluralism in the Schools

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Someone said to me once that throughout the ages, more people have been killed in the name of religion than all the people who have ever died of all diseases combined. I don't know whether this is actually the case, but I do think it highlights a vital point.

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 sc...

Around the World in 30 Days - December 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In December, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. These leaders all share a commitment to transforming education at the ground level, so that the poorest and most disadvantaged schools can become sites for development.

The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Howard Gardner, world-acclaimed developmental psychologist and author of numerous books on intelligence and creativity, wants us to cultivate Good Grit in every school in the world.

My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Peter Sims | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.

The Global Search for Education: The Top 10

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Global Search for Education series takes important issues related to global education and gives them context." -- Adam Steiner Diane Ravitch,...

The Global Search for Education: Mind Work Life and Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

15 Lessons from a Festschrift Howard Gardner with Mindy Kornhaber and Ellen Winner To celebrate Howard Gardner's 70th birthday last July 11, 2013,...

How Apps Can Cause Us to Take Fewer Risks in the Game of Life

Howard Gardner | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Howard Gardner

An "app mentality" or "app consciousness" -- the search for an app for everything, the almost automatic activation of an app and a concomitant reluctance to proceed if an app is lacking -- can be very limiting. And it is especially pernicious in the event that this mentality becomes the dominant mode, the dominant metaphor, for how one leads one's life.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Two and a half years ago, inspired by a group of young international students concerned about the relevance of their 21st century education to today's world, I started The Global Search for Education.

The Global Search for Education: It's an App App App App World!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

As apps become more and more significant in our society, are they opening up our world or are they shutting it down? How are the advantages of face to face contact as relevant when we have cutting-edge, digital toys to interact with?

Is Your Child Ungifted?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn't seem too concerned: "I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hat...

Creativity Every Single Day

Agnes Gund | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Where does creativity come from? How can society encourage creativity? How can citizens make creative contributions to our shared life?

What to Do if Your Child Is a Loner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Mostly sweet and sensitive, socially awkward kids quietly inhabit the fringes of our world. If they're lucky, they have one similarly-afflicted friend; someone to take the edge off the loneliness.

The Global Search for Education: More on Cheating

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

After reading Howard Gardner's article, Harvard's Cheating Scandal as a Play in Four Acts, and listening to Dr. Gardner and Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant on 90.9 WBUR Radio Boston, I was curious to find out more about Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant's research on academic integrity.

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Has there ever been a more important time to debate the big picture questions of education? As nations around the world reform education to prepare their students for the 21st century workplace, are our students ready to compete?

The Global Search for Education: On Cheating

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.03.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to a survey of 24,000 high school students in grades 9-12, 95% of students said they cheated during the course of their education, ranging from letting somebody copy their homework to cheating on tests.

Recognizing and Assessing Multiple Intelligences

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA

Intelligence is a measure of one's ability to learn. Everyone, by definition, possesses a level of intelligence. That said, each of us learns in different ways and at different rates.

The Global Search for Education: What Is Good?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Truth, Beauty, Goodness -- what do they mean to young and old in a 21st century world experiencing dramatic technological and philosophical change?

Art in Earnest: Harlem-Based Artist, Tyson Hall

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

Hall dwells specifically at the intersection of Art and Policy, his work aiming to touch people in the everyday. That is so cliché that it hurts as I strip the meaning of that universality down to a feel-good thing to say. I don't mean it that way.

More Music Please

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

All children should have the opportunity to experience, learn and perform choral music by great composers. Francisco J. Nunez, Artistic Director and Founder of The Young People's Chorus of New York City, believes this.

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.