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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Larry P. Thomas

Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.

Minecraft Anyone? Encouraging A New Generation of Computer Scientists and Humanists

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Christine Henseler

Does your son or daughter play Minecraft? And do you stand before that screen wondering what it's all about, and how it's possible that your kid doesn't get dizzy from moving around this blocky world so quickly?

The Misleading Argument That Blames Teacher Tenure

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

In short, if you're a tenured teacher, you are an impediment to Excellence. The only way you can help children is by getting rid of your tenure, standing up straight and walking to Arne Duncan in Washington DC and saying, "Please sir, I want to be fired for any reason."

The Vergara Era, Part 2: A New Opportunity

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Ama Nyamekye

Whether you agree or disagree with the court ruling, we all have an opportunity to look beyond the past or the present and to shape the future policies that will elevate our profession and the kind of education we offer our students.

WATCH: A Piece Of Trash Helped This Homeless Man Get Off The Streets

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After 16 years in the tech industry, Marc Roth hit rock bottom. His multimillion-dollar business had failed, he had lost a lucrative job offer in San ...

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Teachers Occupy the US Department of Education in Washington, DC

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

Teaching is an issue near and dear to my heart. It was my dream when I was younger -- I would line-up my stuffed animals, and my little sister, and teach to them for hours. Even at the age of seven, I understood what it meant to engage my students.

The Challenge of Shared Data and Apps in a BYOD Environment

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The concept of bring your own device (BYOD) may have started with students and employees simply using their own phone at work or school, but it rapidl...

The Power Behind a Gesture

Todd Felderstein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Todd Felderstein

Alberto was a remarkable human being who will be missed by all who embraced his commitment to change the world.

What Can a Single Flashlight Do

Anna Sidana | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Anna Sidana

The child itself is full of wonder and amazement at what the world has to offer. Hopeful even in the remotest areas of the world with the minimum of worldly possessions. There is a spark in the child's eyes and a will to survive.

Preparing Tomorrow's Global Education Teachers

Ed Gragert | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.

What One Professor Said That Explains The 'Privilege' Problem In Higher Ed

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.29.2014 | College

Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum recently announced she would be stepping down from her position after more than 12 years of leading the...

$20 Bill Experiment: The Final Results Are In

Craig Zamary | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Craig Zamary

In life, opportunities will come up and present themselves to you, and if you don't go after it, they will be GONE. The lesson is this, the next time an Opportunity presents itself, I want you all to GO AFTER IT."

We Must Relentlessly Fight For Education Reform

Jean-Claude Brizard | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Brizard

Over my 28 years living inside urban school systems, I have come to understand and believe that there are two things that we must do and/or keep in mind: respect the complexity of this challenge and relentlessly execute against clear goals.

Blowing Our Diversity Advantage

Elaine Weiss | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we are glad to see renewed interest in the issue of segregation, but discouraged about our societal failure to tackle it.

Common Core and Esperanto

Peter Greene | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

It's seductive to think that we could come up with a neat, efficient, one-size-fits-all education system that would be orderly and clean, and we just get everyone to use it exactly the same way.

7 Important Confessions of a Salutatorian

The Prospect | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
The Prospect

Looking over my high school experience that culminated in being named salutatorian, there's a couple of things I've come to realize that could've totally changed my entire four years.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

It's only been in recent years that I am at peace with food, and I am certain that this is much more than a temporary truce. Why did it take me such a long time to appreciate the value in my acupuncturist's words? Look around, there's a standard in this country that is harmful to women. Life is lived in many shapes and sizes.

Summer, Once a Time for Reflection, Now the Time for Radical Redesign

Sam Chaltain | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Although the phrase hasn't entered mainstream conversation, "competency education" is on the mind of lots of educators and policymakers.

This Is What Schools Would Be Like In The Utopia

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

It is almost universally agreed that education is hugely important. But we are not particularly sure what we want from it. Our large commitment to the...

An Open Letter To My Son's Kindergarten Teacher

Philip Kovacs | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Philip Kovacs

It concerns me a bit that you are going to require him to "With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers." Did you know there are countries that don't teach reading and writing until kids are 7? Seven years old!

America's Classist Education System

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

America's education system is unequal and unfair. All parents want what is best for their children, but some parents -- and states and school districts -- have greater means to provide them with educational resources.

I Learned Nothing in College

Sarah Rose Attman | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Sarah Rose Attman

As I reflect on my undergraduate experience, I feel that it was a colossal waste of time. My memories are a vague blur of hanging out with friends and cramming for exams --forgetting all the information on my way out the door.

Progress on Nobody's Timeline but Yours: Corinn's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

Corinn is a California native and advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Ultimately, it's her goal to become a prosecutor fo...

Why "Courageous" Dinner Conversations Are Important

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.25.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

I try to be a gracious, well-mannered dinner guest, and a good listener; or so I'm told. It's what I reflect about over the dinner that may give people indigestion and pause. As acquaintances and friends sometimes ask me: "Eric, why do you often steer dinner discussions toward issues of racism?"