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Tribal America: How Do We Bridge the Gap Between 'Us' and 'Them'?

Terry Newell | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

"You" and "me" became "we" in service to our shared needs. But when other groups showed up, "we" became "us," a tribe opposed to "them." Violence and destruction too often followed, and we still search for a shared morality that works across tribes.

The Best of 2014

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As we end the year, I thought it would be interesting to review your favorite blogs (and mine). I would love to hear your thoughts on these articles and videos and any others. If you liked one or two, why? If not, why not? What did you learn? Do you have questions?

We Need Schools to Be Different

Scott McLeod | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Scott McLeod

There are a lot of different things going on in schools and they're all important. But remedying the relevance disconnect between school and society is the most important educational and equity work of all.

Neuroscience of Christmas Overwhelm!

Amy Brann | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Amy Brann

Not a blog post title I've ever read before...although the reality will likely be familiar to many. As I sit now overlooking the beautiful Clee Hill countryside my internal environment is slowly simmering down to match the tranquillity of my external environment.

You're Not a Chimpanzee, So Don't Make Love Like One

Dan Cloud | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Dan Cloud

Since Christmas is approaching, I'm tempted to say that these books might make good stocking stuffers. But the male ego is so fragile that some delicacy is required on the part of the giver, who must somehow insinuate that she's just trying to improve an already awesome performance.

MakeSchool Co-Founder Ashu Desai Talks about, "The Computer Science Degree of the Future"

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
David Ongchoco

MakeSchool, which was originally named MakeGamesWithUs, was born after Ashu Desai and Jeremy Rossmann decided that they needed to fix the educational gap in CS education.

5 Winter Workouts To Keep Your Brain In Shape

Kayla Matthews | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

While it's very tempting to curl up in front of the TV on winter nights and mindlessly drown in your favorite show, doing so will make your brain lethargic, and winter's only just started!

World Schooling: When Children Study Abroad

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we've learned about our version of world schooling.

Continuous Learning Is Key to Achieving Better Outcomes

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Co-authored with Dan Cardinali To address complex social challenges, we need to figure out what works. Collecting evidence, however, is only part of ...

How My Wake-Up Call Helped Me Discover My Inner GPS

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

Something called for me to turn inward. I started to meditate and was immediately presented with what felt like every feeling I had suppressed over the past few years, every emotion that I had pushed aside, and every need that I had neglected.

6 Ways to Develop Early Vocabulary Skills

R.C. Liley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

When you start life as an at-home parent your infant, silence is inevitable and expected. Sure, there's crying and cooing, but unless you're caring for other kids at the talking age, you have no one to actually converse with when at home.

Neuroscience of Learning

Amy Brann | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Amy Brann

When we think about organic learning I can't help but watch my 2-year-old daughter. I have been amazed to see first hand how she dives into learning and how much she has become accomplished in, in such a short space of time.

Higher Learning: A Pilot's Journey Begins

Christine Hannon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Christine Hannon

Flying is soaring between Heaven and Earth with a very real sense of mortality and responsibility. It is a balance of forces to create lift and a balance of focus to maintain attitudes. For the pilot governed by Visual Flight Rules, 20 percent of one's focus is on the instruments while 80 percent looks outside at what God created.

Conquering the Skills Gap: The Industry Talent Consortium

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Employers are facing particular challenges finding people with the necessary skills for new industry jobs such as data scientists, cyber-security specialists, industrial network engineers, mobile app developers and network programmers.

A One-Way Train to Portland

Blake Boles | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

The best teachers, mentors, and organizations don't just pour information into your head; they teach the meta-learning skills that help you learn how to learn. To find them, look for anyone who will teach you how to.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

Ratanjit S. Sondhe | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Ratanjit S. Sondhe

Often when I hear people talk about how to develop a culture of innovation, the keys proposed are passion, autonomy, collaboration and trust (PACT). Passion, in particular, has become the darling of hiring managers

The Future of Learning: In the Classroom and Beyond

Amanda Schneider | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Amanda Schneider

Lately, there has been so much chatter about the future of work, but perhaps what we should concentrate more effort on is the future of learning. After all, learning is what prepares us for the working world, right?

You Are Not What You Study: Why Your Major Doesn't Define Your Future

Unwritten | Posted 11.19.2014 | College

Learning is one of the greatest demonstrations of self-respect because you improve yourself and the effect you have on the world. However, in the realm of moneymaking and "life experience necessary" jobs, most of your majors probably are very useless.

Globally Focused Higher Education Programs Enhance the Learning Experience

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Tracy Lorenz

Thanks to technological advancements, changing demographics and the globalization of brands large and small, our exposure to the world's different cultures and economies has expanded greatly.

25 Life Truths We All Need To Remember

Elyse Gorman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

When you follow your heart, life is effortless. When you live in alignment with your soul, everything feels easy. The right ideas and solutions come to you and everything flows.

How to Make Time to Read

Lauren Jessen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Books
Lauren Jessen

Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Taking the time to read improves your ability to focus, enhances your vocabulary, strengthens your empathy, and provides new experiences through a variety of characters.

Taking the Time to Learn in Transition: How the Ford Foundation Board Revamped the Traditional CEO Search

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

GEO recently convened a diverse group of foundation trustees and CEOs at the Ford Foundation in New York. This meeting was constructed as an opportuni...

Literacy for All, Yes! The New Literacy

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The more we ask of children, the more they can do; the higher the standards we set for those who teach children, the farther they will reach.

Seven Ways to Climb Out of Your Box

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Tim Elmore

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "think outside the box." It's become a cliché among Americans today. We must remember, however, that clichés can be true, even if they're overused.

I'm Trading In The Words 'Be Careful'

Sara Goldstein | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I want my words to have weight as I set them in the hands of my children, when they put them in their pockets to pull out long after they've left my lips.