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Want To Be Great? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

Let’s say someone wants to learn to build a cabinet. Imagine that person being encouraged to read a number of books about successful cabinet-builde...

Start Small, Keep the Day Job (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

Have you ever said that you would start a company or project if you only had the free time? While being busy is perfectly understandable in a society ...

School's Back in Session - May the Deep Learning Continue

Ben Klasky | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Ben Klasky

As Labor Day approached a couple weeks ago, I took my two boys fishing. There was no blackboard or chalk at the lake; no textbooks or worksheets. And although we weren't in a formal classroom, nature turned out to be a pretty powerful teacher.

What Would You Change at the University?

Robert Shireman | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Governor Jerry Brown wants California's colleges and universities to do a better job getting students to graduation, and he wants it done without spending more.

A Second Take at Parenting After Years on Our Own

Jerry Lanson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Jerry Lanson

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Mornings have gotten a lot livelier in the Lanson household this fall. My day starts with exercises and free-dancing with 7-year-...

Your Child's School Success? It's All in Your Head

Hilary Wilce | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Schools and teachers work hard to offer a good education to their students, and a cheerful, willing child who is able to meet them halfway and absorb what they have to offer will do well in their care.

There Is an App for That? Tips From an Elementary Math Teacher

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Schools are embracing digital technologies like never before. However, many parents have a mistaken notion that the tablet or laptop replaces previously-used physical mediums, like the textbook or notebook.

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

A Good Start for Schools and Students

Harriet Sanford | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Harriet Sanford

It's no surprise that too many students start each school year without the supplies they need, or walk into classrooms that don't have the resources required for a productive year.

Education for the World We Want (part 2)

Suna Senman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

The lack of motivation to learn often results in low performance, poor self-esteem and disruptive behavior. As self-image decreases, the desire to constructively contribute to society declines creating a downward spiral.

Keeping Up Is Hard To Do

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

My father (may he rest in peace), at 89, taught himself to use a computer. But then again, he was always handy and could build a radio or a car engine from scratch, and isn't technology the modern-day equivalent of those kinds of skills?

Learning Champions Stand Up for International Literacy Day

Julia Gillard | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I find it almost impossible to imagine life without literacy. But not being able to read is the day to day reality for billions of people.

Homework Is Stupid and I Hate Everything!

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We need to teach kids that a little bit of struggle is a normal and expected part of anyone's climb on the learning curve.

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Why Asian Education Is Better, and Why It Is Not

David Scott Clegg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

Everywhere I go these days it seems I'm faced with the same question: what is wrong with America's education system? The query is usually followed with a defining statement that Asian students are 'kicking our butts' on the international exams. But are they correct?

The College Course Is Dead?

Dan Butin | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Dan Butin

The college course is dead. Or at least that's the argument I make in an op-ed today about MIT's report. And if it's not dead, I hope that someone will soon kill it. By this I mean that most college courses are not structured for student learning; they're structured for professors teaching.

What Do We Need Nature For?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

There is an old saying: What you understand, you care for. What you care for, you love. What you love, you protect.

Understand and Protect Your Kids' Privacy at School

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.01.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

If the whole issue of privacy is new and the phrase "personally identifiable information" doesn't mean anything to you, it is time to get started and educate yourself!

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

Thinking at Harvard: What Is the Future of Learning?

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

The future of learning should be such that it gives greater flexibility to the learner, confidence that the self can learn anything, basic idea clarity on complex thoughts and processes and awareness about the world at large and tolerance.

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.

Life Audits

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

When necessary, change isn't easy and it's just natural to try and initially resist it. What's interesting is that it's not change that's difficult to confront; it's the process of transformation that can be challenging.

In Our House, We Stim

Michelle Sutton | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Michelle Sutton

My oldest autistic child is almost 16. My youngest autistic child is 7. I have four other kids aged between 19 years and 18 months old. I've been pare...

Pondering the Future of Learning

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Marcus T. Wright

The biggest question on my mind -- and I'm sure on the mind of many others -- is simply, what is the future of learning? Not necessarily education. While I think that the conversation on education has been interesting and very necessary, my focus lies on the concept of learning itself.

Education, Education, Education and the Role We Play in Its Unfolding

David Scott Clegg | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

I am an educator. This is true. Education has been where my passion has met with purpose for nearly a quarter century. I am an educator. And so are you.