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January -- March, Let the Holidays Last for the Children!

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Christmas is coming! New Year's is almost here! The season has come and gone so fast! All true... but we know that for tens of thousands of children ...

What If Classroom Learning Was Like the Working World?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Students today attend K-12 institutions and colleges that value a high GPA and test scores, following the rules and listening to the teacher. While those measurements have their place, they aren't the only yardstick.

The Benefits of Mental Workouts for Kids and Teens

Daniel Goleman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Daniel Goleman

"My child just can't stay focused." I've heard this over and over again as I've been touring the country talking about my book Focus. Parents are w...

'School Reform': They Wouldn't Do This to White Kids

John Owens | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
John Owens

That this middle/high school consisted of nothing more than a bunch of classrooms on the third floor of an old elementary school, set between a hospital and a jail, only underscored its single-minded, academic focus.

Hijacking the Mandela Legacy

Alan Singer | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Fox News curmudgeon Bill O'Reilly is reported to have acknowledged that Mandela was a "great man," but at the same time dismissed him because "he was a communist." I think O'Reilly, as usual, had it wrong

Here's What Is Wrong With the Common Core

Larry Strauss | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Larry Strauss

How do we teach creativity, innovation, collaboration, and intellectual empowerment to our students in a system that is oppressive, repressive, based on mistrust and fear?

Have You Heard About The 'Fat Letters'?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Mothers are the most important and most powerful people in the world related to solving our childhood obesity epidemic. The only way an obese child can change is if the home and family changes, and that will only happen when mom says it will.

5 Tips to Help You Become a Better College Professor

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Our young people are in college to become smarter, wiser, to become tomorrow's leaders. So study, save, and remember this list of tips. Or just give it to your teaching assistant, who is probably doing all the work, anyway.

WATCH: Awesome Teacher Has Amazing Way Of Explaining Gravity

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

General relativity, the geometric theory of gravity developed by Albert Einstein in the early 1900's, is today considered one of the twin pillars of m...

When Customers Make You Smarter

Steve Blank | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We talk a lot about Customer Development, but there's nothing like seeing it in action to understand its power. Here's what happened when an extraordi...

Choosing Compassion

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012 inside the walls of Sandy Hook Elementary, our school endured a tragedy beyond comprehension. 26 lives were taken far too soon, senselessly and brutally. In the midst of such unimaginable loss, loss that could have very well been the loss of my own life, I had to find meaning again.

Finding My Purpose in a Pair of Pajamas

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Just as important as finding your purpose is where it leads you, who it touches, what it changes, and the larger effect it has on the greater good. Sometimes your purpose leads you to a place you could never imagine -- case in point -- pajamas.

Poverty Costs Us All, But Children of Color Pay the Highest Price

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

If America is to reverse the downward trend of achievement, we must focus relentlessly on rigorous content and instruction, and enable learners to understand that intelligence is not consigned by their genes, but something they must work hard to develop in their heads.

Driving Relationships

Preston Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Preston Smith

I don't own a garage door opener, so I park in my driveway to save a few steps after a long day at work. Living in an older neighborhood in San Jose, Calif., this is typical of most of my neighbors too.

Drumming to Success: Why Teaching Music Matters

Jason Chuong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Jason Chuong

When music is taught in school, it offers a crucial link to the outside world -- to one of the most prominent facets of our culture. It acts as a bridge from the classroom to the community.

The Book Doctors Interview Roxanna Elden on Teaching Writing, Writing About Teaching, and Getting a Second Shot at Publishing Success

David Henry Sterry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

When we first met Roxanna Elden during our workshop, she said she had an idea for a teacher book. We've run publishing workshops for years, and we've met hundreds of teachers who wanted to write books. Quickly, though, we realized Roxanna's idea was different.

Divorce As a Teaching Tool

Allison Pescosolido, M.A | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Allison Pescosolido, M.A

Divorce is your time to become a master of change and emotional intelligence for your children. You may be hurt, but you are still wearing the cape of parenthood. You can continue to be the superhero by making your pain and recovery teachable moments for your children.

Attention, Teachers! Why Students Are Bored

Grant Wiggins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Grant Wiggins

It is not easy to admit that our approach might be needlessly boring. That's why I encourage you to use the video/audio function on your phone and watch or just hear yourself and ask: if school weren't required, would people happily sign up for and keep coming to such a class?

Secure Attachment: Do Good Teachers Need It?

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Lisa Ellen Niver

While I do not want to add any more items to teachers ever growing pile of things to do, the goals of increased self-confidence and independent learning are valuable for students and teachers. Perhaps if we focused on the really important items, teachers would have less busy work to do and could accomplish the most treasured tasks.

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Revenue Streams

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with a team of...

Exposing More Students to What We Know Works

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Properly applied, this method of teaching instills in students a passion for learning that in turn fosters hard work, resilience, character, grit and a respect for the teamwork so necessary for success in today's world.

Turning a Negative Into a Positive: How Schools Elevate Culture by Emphasizing the Positive

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

Last week, California educators and families received some exciting news. The state's eighth-grade reading scores showed substantial improvement over the last two years, representing some of the largest gains in the nation. But unfortunately, media coverage focused primarily on overall flat student scores nationwide.

Every Generation Must Find Its Own Way To Teach "Grit"

John Thompson | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
John Thompson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy best teachers believed that their job was not to "teach the subject," but to "teach the student." Book smarts were great, but academic success was not the end-all, be-all of school.

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Distribution Channels

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with a team of...

Online Ed -- Getting it Right

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

A lot is being written and said about online education these days, and liberal arts and sciences institutions should pay close attention. Most univer...