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C M Rubin

The Global Search for Education: Art in Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Drawing and painting are not just about producing beautiful objects. They are also about learning to look, and to learn to look is to learn to understand."

The Global Search for Education: More Technology, Please!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In America's race to eliminate the domestic and international achievement gaps, when will blended learning models be effective enough to disrupt the existing mainstream classroom system?

The Global Search for Education: A Student's View

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I think it is important for universities to set benchmarks for test scores for admission. But once a person passes the benchmark, more emphasis should be put into evaluating a person's experience, and whether he/she would be a good fit for the field."

Alice - True or Not True?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

2012-06-19-Screenshot20120619at8.37.46AM.jpgWhat was the relationship between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell? Let's talk facts.

Alice -- Join in the Race!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.11.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Dance, music, street theater, and creatures ranging from the Dodo to the Dormouse, promise spectacular Wonderland entertainment for young and old that is not to be missed.

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals Around the World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Andreas Schleicher weighs in on what the US and other nations can learn from some of the high performing education systems that are doing this.

Alice: Why July 7, 2012?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.03.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

The Cards have a simple but important job to do in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and that is to paint the roses RED! The penalty for failure is fatal, so their motivation is strong. What can we expect from Curious Company's 5-handed card game?

The Global Search for Education: A View From Germany

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

When schooling starts for poor children at kindergarten or first grade they have already missed out on vital opportunities to develop skills needed to help them thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally in their early years of learning.

Alice -- Victoria!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.27.2012 | Books
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Welcome to the 2012 Victorian Extravaganza in Llandudno, the largest street entertainment event in Wales. My Dearest Cousin Anne, Have been invited...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Singapore

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.21.2012 | Education
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How does Singapore view the importance of a world-class teaching profession? How has its government responded? What progress has been made to date? What are Singapore's next steps to advance the teaching profession in the 21st century?

Alice -- Tea?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
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I fell down a rabbit hole in search of a tea party for 1,000 children and a world record jam tart eating attempt. Down down down I went... until suddenly -- thump!

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
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Today we continue the conversation with someone who understands better than anyone why professional excellence is one of the most vital investments we can make in our children's future: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
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Here's a powerful challenge to the world of education: Improve the profession of teaching.

Alice, Is This Cool?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
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Their big picture concept? A visual spectacle such as has never been seen before in any other attraction in the UK. So what might Alice Liddell have said about these creative upgrades to her favorite story in her summer vacation town?

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Innovation

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.27.2012 | Education
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"Through the process of disruptive innovation along came minicomputers, then personal computers, and now tablets and smartphones. That's the force of disruptive innovation, and it is closing the achievement gap on an international level."

Alice -- Meet Alice

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Books
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"Magic, beauty, color, amusement, character, intrigue, questions, excitement, puzzlement, amazement, fear, suspense, fun and a happy ending" are the reasons why Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is still a classic today.

Alice -- May 4, 2012

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.13.2012 | Books
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Everybody' s got Alice fever in Alice town -- Llandudno, Wales -- but no one is as curious or as excited as me!

The Global Search for Education: From South Korea

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The first IB "through school" will open its doors to students in one of the world's leading education systems in August 2012 -- Seoul, South Korea. The school is located in Seoul's new Digital Media City, considered Korea's Silicon Valley.

The Global Search for Education: More From Finland

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Education
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"Our teachers in Finland are quite autonomous already. They are allowed to choose their methods and they are allowed to be creative."

The Global Search for Education: Water

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

World Water Day on March 22 is a day on which all global citizens should focus their attention on the importance of fresh water to sustainable development.

The Global Search for Education: Is Your Child an Innovator?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you train an innovator? Which schools are doing it better than others? Are teachers equipped with the new skills required to educate students in this decade? Are curricula incorporating the essential content that will help young people become more innovative?

The Global Search for Education: Where Is the Next Martha Graham?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.12.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How important is dance to life? How important is oxygen to life? In American culture today, Martha Graham's legacy serves as a constant reminder of the importance of dance in our lives.

The Global Search for Education: The Arts Face to Face

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I had the opportunity to have a more private "face to face" with the 2012 Face to Face conference participant Dr. Eija Kauppinen on the thinking behind arts education in Finland today and for the future.

Alice in Italy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.24.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Alice In Wonderland is the first exhibition to comprehensively focus on Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice" books and their enormous influence on the world of visual arts from the first publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 to the present day.

The Global Search for Education: A Life of Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In 2009, Sir David Watson received the Times Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award. I had the opportunity to get Sir David's views on higher education and a life of learning.