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Empathy Circles for Everyone

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

It's no secret that I spend a lot of time thinking about, practicing, and spreading empathy. Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization anchored my pra...

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in sp...

Design Thinking Students Co-designing Their Own School for the Sake of Empathy

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In order to inspire, motivate, and engage students in the learning experience, it is necessary to look at the world through their eyes. When adults pause and consider the world through from the students' perspective, we begin to examine their authentic needs, instead of the needs imposed upon them.

Does Your Child's School Have a Quality STEM Program?

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

Based on our work, we have developed standards and criteria for parents and community leaders to quickly gauge the quality of the STEM education programs in their community.

Edtech Investment Is at Record Levels -- Where Is All the Money Going?

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Dr. Keith Devlin

US educational technology companies raised a total of $1.36 billion in 2014, according to a recent report. But very little of that technology is likely to end up in the K-12 classroom as part of the teaching-learning process that education is supposed to be about. Why is this, should we worry, and can we do anything to change it?

Empathy in Education

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Educational trauma is a term I coined to capture the lack of empathy I was noticing. It is the inadvertent perpetration and perpetuation of victimization by educational systems against consumers and producers of the system.

Common Core Field Testing: an Uncommon Opportunity

Teach Plus | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

Teach Plus celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with a series of op-eds from teachers around the nation. By Pam Chirichigno Teacher Appreciation W...

A Marketplace for Stronger Connections Between Neurons

John Pavley | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

NextLesson is a web app where teachers and parents can get access to pre-designed lesson plans or create their own. It wasn't created by a 20-year-old to jump on the next big trend. It was created by a couple of dads using the ideas and techniques of high tech to solve a real problem in education.

Bringing Free Market Choices to Education

John Katzman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
John Katzman

Free markets have sometimes led to excess -- reality TV and supersized soft drinks come to mind -- but have also given us incredible innovation, a remarkable degree of choice and the world's strongest economy. And yet free markets are absent from K-12 education.

Graduation Rates Are Increasing, But Not Fast Enough for Latino Students

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The message to federal policymakers should be clear. We need to maintain a strong focus on graduation rates; ten seats in every classroom is a terrible thing to waste.