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The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Howard Gardner, world-acclaimed developmental psychologist and author of numerous books on intelligence and creativity, wants us to cultivate Good Grit in every school in the world.

My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Peter Sims | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.

The Global Search for Education: The Top 10

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Global Search for Education series takes important issues related to global education and gives them context." -- Adam Steiner Diane Ravitch,...

The Global Search for Education: Mind Work Life and Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

15 Lessons from a Festschrift Howard Gardner with Mindy Kornhaber and Ellen Winner To celebrate Howard Gardner's 70th birthday last July 11, 2013,...

How Apps Can Cause Us to Take Fewer Risks in the Game of Life

Howard Gardner | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Howard Gardner

An "app mentality" or "app consciousness" -- the search for an app for everything, the almost automatic activation of an app and a concomitant reluctance to proceed if an app is lacking -- can be very limiting. And it is especially pernicious in the event that this mentality becomes the dominant mode, the dominant metaphor, for how one leads one's life.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Two and a half years ago, inspired by a group of young international students concerned about the relevance of their 21st century education to today's world, I started The Global Search for Education.

The Global Search for Education: It's an App App App App World!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

As apps become more and more significant in our society, are they opening up our world or are they shutting it down? How are the advantages of face to face contact as relevant when we have cutting-edge, digital toys to interact with?

Is Your Child Ungifted?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn't seem too concerned: "I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hat...

Creativity Every Single Day

Agnes Gund | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Where does creativity come from? How can society encourage creativity? How can citizens make creative contributions to our shared life?

What to Do if Your Child Is a Loner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Mostly sweet and sensitive, socially awkward kids quietly inhabit the fringes of our world. If they're lucky, they have one similarly-afflicted friend; someone to take the edge off the loneliness.

The Global Search for Education: More on Cheating

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

After reading Howard Gardner's article, Harvard's Cheating Scandal as a Play in Four Acts, and listening to Dr. Gardner and Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant on 90.9 WBUR Radio Boston, I was curious to find out more about Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant's research on academic integrity.

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Has there ever been a more important time to debate the big picture questions of education? As nations around the world reform education to prepare their students for the 21st century workplace, are our students ready to compete?

The Global Search for Education: On Cheating

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.03.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to a survey of 24,000 high school students in grades 9-12, 95% of students said they cheated during the course of their education, ranging from letting somebody copy their homework to cheating on tests.

Recognizing and Assessing Multiple Intelligences

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA

Intelligence is a measure of one's ability to learn. Everyone, by definition, possesses a level of intelligence. That said, each of us learns in different ways and at different rates.

The Global Search for Education: What Is Good?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Truth, Beauty, Goodness -- what do they mean to young and old in a 21st century world experiencing dramatic technological and philosophical change?

Art in Earnest: Harlem-Based Artist, Tyson Hall

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

Hall dwells specifically at the intersection of Art and Policy, his work aiming to touch people in the everyday. That is so cliché that it hurts as I strip the meaning of that universality down to a feel-good thing to say. I don't mean it that way.

More Music Please

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

All children should have the opportunity to experience, learn and perform choral music by great composers. Francisco J. Nunez, Artistic Director and Founder of The Young People's Chorus of New York City, believes this.

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.

Who Is Currently Identified as Gifted in the United States?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

Hopefully ten years from now, there will be greater changes in gifted education than there have been in the past ten years.

The Global Search for Education: What Do We Value Most?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to Howard Gardner, our analysis of the educational problems in the United States is very distorted.

What's The Best Approach To Teacher Incentives In U.S. Education?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

Atlanta is in the middle of an educational crisis with allegations and reports of widespread cheating across the district's school teachers. Now the t...

Who Is America's Most Influential Educator?

John Merrow | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
John Merrow

A month or so ago, I speculated about the most influential person in American education, then put forth four nominees -- Wendy Kopp, Big Bird, Arne Duncan and Joel Klein.

Cooperation Not Competition: Finland's Model For Education Success

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Finns had a crisis," professor Tony Wagner explains. Starting with the principle that cooperation is a key pillar of success, the Finns revised their educational framework.

The Global Search for Education: The Way Out of Poverty

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

American educators and policy makers are trying to figure out how we, as a highly developed nation, can improve our education systems so that America can stay at the top in a rapidly changing world.

Why Passion Is a Gift

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

Why don't we view passion and interest as gifts?