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Peru and the Sioux: Thoughts on the Environment from the Head of a Traveling School

THINK Global School | Posted 10.24.2016 | Green
THINK Global School

This blog is dedicated to the thousands of activists who stand up and lend their voice and energy to preserving our natural resources. I especially wa...

Why do we explore? Five reasons for taking time out of the classroom

THINK Global School | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
THINK Global School

The following post was written by THINK Global School Spanish Teacher Sam Nelson Over the course of my 12-year teaching career, I've been very fortu...

Colleges and Universities Using Arts Integration to Prepare for the New Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 10.05.2016 | College
John M. Eger

Educators around the world are slowly rethinking the role of the arts and arts integration in their curricula in the wake of basic changes in the worl...

Remembering High School

John M. Eger | Posted 10.01.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

In the old days...before globalization 3.0 and the age of the Internet, all you had to do was be on time, have a good memory and stay out of trouble. ...

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

Jonathan Lash | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.

The Future of Learning: Project-based*, Place-based, Experiential, Authentic, Constructivism

John M. Eger | Posted 09.11.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

No matter what it's called, it's here and it will change the way teachers teach and students learn. Some years ago, a little non-profit called "Roadt...

A Study in Project-Based Learning

Jonathan Lash | Posted 09.09.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Most students learn best through hands-on projects and experiences, guided by teachers - learning by doing. It works. An example is the group of stu...

Project-Based Learning Can Fuel Tomorrow's Workforce

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

By Guest Author: Jim Postl I've in the business world for over 40 years. The perspective that comes with four decades of experience includes understa...

The Future of the University in the New Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 08.19.2016 | College
John M. Eger

Given the constantly changing (and shrinking) workplace, life long learning is the new normal. Yet, most colleges are not prepared to give young peopl...

Universities in the the New Economy: Yes, Some Will Make It

John M. Eger | Posted 08.18.2016 | College
John M. Eger

Given the constantly changing (and shrinking) workplace, life long learning is the new normal. Yet, most colleges are not prepared to give young peopl...

Redefining Career Readiness for an Uncertain Future

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.16.2016 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

By Guest Author: Katherine Prince The world of work is changing rapidly. Those changes will have big implications for how we approach learning and wh...

Crazy or Brilliant: Marriage of Deeper Learning and Personalized Learning

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

This might be a match made in education heaven: combining the power of Deeper Learning with the promise of Personalized Learning. Is this pairing too ...

Invest in hands-on-learning and watch the digital-savvy talent pool grow

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

If we want to ensure that the talent pipeline is robust and plentiful for a digital future, we need to invest in it now. We have a great opportunity f...

How to Avoid the Free Rider Problem in Teams

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

There's always a team member that doesn't pull their weight. In economics this is called a free rider problem--people who benefit from resources they ...

Buildings, Blocks and Experience

Jonathan Lash | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Five years ago when -- deeply impressed by the college's students -- I agreed to become Hampshire's sixth president, my wife, Ellie, was bemused; she knew very well that her non-academic husband, even with a master's in education, would face a steep learning curve.

Why STEM?

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D. | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Having young people competent in STEM helps build communities and shape nations. Educators, parents and community leaders must all shoulder the responsibility to adequately prepare our children for the demands of the future.

Schools Learning From Schools Knows No Borders

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

There's a growing movement in education fueled by the power of schools learning from one another. For the past decade, New Tech Network has been building a network of predominantly public K-12 schools throughout the U.S.

There is no Finish Line in Education

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 01.29.2017 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Once again, significant federal change is afoot within U.S. education. The recent signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) marks a significant shift away from tight national accountability to greater state-level systems of student outcomes measurement and assessments.

After School Citizens and Virtual Diversity: Harvard Report Comes Up Short

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 01.26.2017 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

Turning the Tide, a report by the Making Caring Common Project at Harvard, reminds high school educators and parents that the common good is good, and...

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 12.30.2016 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

There are no longer easy-to-follow models for organizational design; the world is changing too fast. In both the public and private sector a rule that appears to have sustainability is maintaining a lean core structure that adaptively adds new projects.

Can Great Public Education be the New Normal?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.05.2016 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

As we shine a spotlight on innovative approaches, let's be careful not to inadvertently replace the current set of mandates and one-size-fits-all approach to classroom instruction with an updated "newer" fixed design.

Let's Get Personal: Paths to Meaningful Individualized Learning

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 10.20.2016 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Instead of searching for the best add-on or parallel edtech product to address personalization, let's look for ways to make all classroom instruction more effective at meeting individual student needs.

California Schools Latest to Get New Student Test Results; So, Now What?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 09.23.2016 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Whenever standardized test scores are released, the data seems to implicitly label schools as "good" or "bad" which in turn stimulate calls to improve the "bad" scores.

How Schools Can Reduce Energy Costs and Promote a Sustainable Future

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part III of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, Managing Principal of The Stone House Group When you think back on yo...

Adult Learning Matters

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 07.09.2016 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

We are days away from the New Tech Network (NTN) Annual Conference (NTAC) ─ six days of learning, professional development and collaboration among educators from more than half of the US states and Australia and China.