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The Global Search for Education

The Global Search for Education: Training Teachers Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
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"Whilst access to a school is obviously still required for training, today no aspiring teacher should be denied entry to the profession as a result o...

Around the World in 30 Days - January 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How education will serve a rapidly changing global economy has continually become a more pressing issue. This is no less the case in Latin America.

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - Remembering Joe Bower and His Love of Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.27.2016 | Education
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Remembering Joe Bower 1978 - 2016 We miss our Top 12 Global Blogger Joe Bower very much. Joe, a progressive and gifted educator from Red Deer, Al...

The Global Search for Education: 'There is Life Here'

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.26.2016 | Education
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Born and raised in Yemen, Thana Faroq was granted a scholarship at the age of 16 to finish high school in Canada, where she completed the IB Diploma Programme.

The Global Search for Education: Learning How to Learn

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2016 | Education
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"Numeracy and literacy are important, but learning is also a vehicle to help people recover and regain what is most critical to them - their own dign...

The Global Search for Education: Trends

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
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"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone."  -- Tracey Burns ...

The Global Search for Education: Latin America is Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.10.2016 | Education
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"Over 35 percent of Latin American companies say that an inadequately trained workforce is their primary impediment to expansion, versus just 22 perc...

Around the World in 30 Days - December 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.31.2015 | Education
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Has there ever been a time when an education framework for 21st-century competencies was more important?

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the Best Ways for Teachers to Engage Their Classrooms in a Global Conversation?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.21.2015 | Education
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Creating world citizens has become one of the hottest topics in education this year. Students everywhere will need to be globally competent if th...

The Global Search for Education: Successful Integration Strategies for Migrants

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
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"Students in immigrant families have expectations for their careers that match, and in many cases surpass, those of more socio-economically advantage...

The Global Search for Education: Global Goals Require Change

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
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"The SDGs have raised our ambition globally to tackle educational challenges, and give a clear set of targets that we can work together to achieve." ...

The Global Search for Education: With the World in Mind

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.06.2015 | Education
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"The IB has concerns for humanity hardwired into it, in its philosophical heritage, its mission, and today's curricula." -- Siva Kumari Siva...

The Global Search for Education: How Should We Measure Success?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.02.2015 | Education
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"We see far too many kids who suffer from debilitating health issues, such as depression, eating disorders, perfectionism, severe sleep deprivation, ...

Around the World in 30 Days -- November 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Education
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At the IB Heads World Conference in The Hague, Peter Senge discussed with me the "Education Renaissance," sharing both successful learning strategies and the setbacks to be considered when creating innovative change.

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What Are the Top Games That Can Help Students Learn?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.28.2015 | Education
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I asked Susanna Pollack, President of Games for Change, what she believes are the key improvements needed in the next decade to make games better educational tools. "If we want kids to play games for learning, the games need to be as compelling as Call of Duty, Skyrim, and DDR."

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
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"The study of ecology will replace other required science courses and will be combined with learning math and social science, as needed. Students wi...

The Global Search for Education: Bring On the Change

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
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At the IB Heads World Conference in The Hague, I talked to Peter Senge, the renowned expert on systems, business management and learning, and senior lecturer at MIT.

The Global Search for Education: Your Mission Is to Play!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.14.2015 | Education
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"Our technology targets the more basic ability of an individual to perceive and prioritize conflicting streams of information (or 'interference') wh...

The Global Search for Education: The New Higher Ed

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.08.2015 | Education
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"Members of our Founding Class have secured internships and positions at Ashoka, Learn Capital, Santa Fe Institute, Uber, and other great institution...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - John Martin

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.06.2015 | Education
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Sanoma Learning is fast replacing the traditional textbook model by developing innovative, captivating media in multiple platforms that can be individualized to meet the demands of specific educational systems.

Around the World in 30 Days -- October 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.09.2015 | Education
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The stark problem of inequality was a major theme in my global discussions this month. Inequality (gender and economic) causes huge gaps in who can get a good education, but it also creates gaps in who are unable to use their education for employment.

Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs -- Can Social Media Have a Role to Play in Managing a Successful Classroom?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Education
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To understand how marketers in different domains are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned it's seventh annual 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report.

The Global Search for Education: Learning for a New World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.25.2015 | Education
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In my interview which follows, David Istance, the study's author and senior analyst at OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), explains these different levels (micro, meso, and meta) and how they can be integrated into traditional classrooms.

The Global Search for Education: What's Best For Your Child?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
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The majority of us want a happy, healthy and productive life for our children. However according to Vicki Abeles (Director, Race to Nowhere) and author of Beyond Measure, our competitive education system is actually making our children sick and miserable.

The Global Search for Education: Celebrating Alice -- Listen to the Real Alice

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Books
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The book would change Carroll's life forever, but it might never have happened if a young girl had not inspired the previously unpublished children's book author to write one of the greatest children's books of all time.