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Education Builds Self-Reliance in a Changing World

Anita Casalina | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Self-reliance is rooted in a fundamental belief that you can change your circumstances. That what you do and how you do it will affect your future. The question is, how does one become self-reliant?

La Maestra Is Gone so Let's Focus on the Education Reform

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Sofia Aguilar

An educated population is critical in order for Mexico to tackle its myriad of problems. Public education is a fundamental right and if we are going to live up to our Western Democratic ideals, we must do everything to support the reform of our educational system.

The Country That Stopped Reading

The New York Times | David Toscana | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

EARLIER this week, I spotted, among the job listings in the newspaper Reforma, an ad from a restaurant in Mexico City looking to hire dishwashers. The...

Where Do Independent Learners Come From? In Mexico, Teachers Experience Them to Foster Them

Sara Vogel | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education
Sara Vogel

By the time I realized I was fostering dependency in my own classroom, it was already too late to turn the ship around. I was left with a burning question: How do we develop independent learners?

How to Fix a Failing School? In Mexico, Work at an Ant's Pace for Big Change

Sara Vogel | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Sara Vogel

Students were ready to take on the challenge, not just to teach their classmates how to find the perimeter of a given shape, but to make their school a better place to learn -- a strategy that is rarely employed in failing schools in the U.S.

Replacing Chalk-and-Talk with One-on-One for Better Results in Mexico

Sara Vogel | Posted 10.19.2011 | Education
Sara Vogel

In the U.S., tutoring is synonymous with supplementing what a child learns in the classroom with sessions outside of school. But here in Mexico, Convivencia Educativa imagines one-on-one tutoring as the primary way to educate students.