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Direction Matters: Self-Directed Learning Is a Key to Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

It takes courage to make a choice to break away from the pack. It's easy to be fooled by the idea that you can be successful without a lifelong learning habit. But you can't ever really learn enough.

Help? Can ANYONE Teach Me to Sing?

Hilary Wilce | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Hilary Wilce

Why can't I do what most other people seem to find so easy? Why can't I simply learn to sing, and then sing better than I did before? And hold on to it?

5 Games to Spur a Preschooler's Creativity

Vikas Gupta | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Vikas Gupta

I have a 3-year-old daughter. As she's grown since her birth, I've come to love the opportunity to introduce the world to her and to help her make sense of it.

The Side Hustle

Austin Schneider | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

You may consider work or class your day job. It is crucial to excel at these, but you still have a great amount of time outside of your day job that you can turn into actionable learning and improvement.

How to Design Smart Toys For Creative Kids

Alicia Chang | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Alicia Chang

Investments in education technology are at an all-time high, but school curricula have become increasingly structured and standardized, at the expense of playtime and the arts.

From Student to Teacher: The Rise of Singapore Education

David Scott Clegg | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
David Scott Clegg

How did they do it? How did an island nation of five million people become one of the elite education systems on the planet? What is their secret, their special formula? What is the Singapore story?

How to Make a Dream Come True

Isa Adney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Isa Adney

Making a dream come true is a long, laborious process. It requires incredible patience and resilience. Choose a dream for which the work is something you can see yourself getting up for every morning, because to make a dream come true you'll have to be willing to work harder and more strategically and with more focus, discipline, and dedication than anyone else.

The Diplomat's Pen: Culture, Imagination and Knowledge

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

Italy is a marvelous cultural country. I am not biased when I say it -- there are many reasons to believe it.

You Must Change Your Life

Otto Scharmer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Education
Otto Scharmer

We live on a razor's edge. From one instant to another, any of us can regress to yesterday's mindset or connect with an emerging future possibility.

An Education Myth

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

Bullying tactics from a teacher produce fear, feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, and other long-term psychologically scarring effects.

How I Failed My Daughter

Alishia Osborn | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

I realize a bad moment, a bad day, a bad week, does not make me a bad parent. I am an informed parent now!

The Necessity of Failure

Terry Newell | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Terry Newell

From my earliest memories, I never wanted to fail. From getting the "right" answer in school, the highest batting average in Little League, the appro...

What I Learned This Year

Ari Andersen | Posted 02.28.2015 | Good News
Ari Andersen

There's a weird phenomenon that exists, and I think this year was the first time I've begun to recognize it: The more you learn, the more you realize that the number of things you know divided by the number of things you don't know is an infinitesimally small figure.

Resolved to Teach More Through Writing

Coleman Baker | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Coleman Baker

Writing more, being more fully present, watching for opportunities to learn, and to teach. This first blog post at this new site is a first step. This seems like enough for one birthday. But there is so much more.

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

Terry Newell | Posted 02.23.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.16.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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 02.08.2015 | 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 02.01.2015 | 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 01.26.2015 | 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 01.25.2015 | 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.