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The Global Search For Education: Helping the World's Teachers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What does TALIS teach us? Last Thursday, I attended a dazzling gala to watch special education teacher Matthew Cunningham accept the inaugural GEM...

The Global Search for Education: Girls and Science

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Learning both art and science - both coding and designing - is needed. You need to position yourself so that when the world changes, you're ready f...

The Global Search for Education: What did you learn at Oppi?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I am more hopeful now than before Oppi to accomplish the vision of the school of the future where "minimal invasive education" is a leading principl...

The Global Search for Education: Teacher Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The 21st century "movement" refers to the redefining of the goals of education and how learning is organized in order to meet the demands of the 21s...

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: Got Tech? - Finland

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"For most teachers, learning means to understand by making meaningful connections between what is to be learned and what already exists in students' ...

The Global Search for Education: Finnish Math Lessons

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Fewer pupils think math is difficult in Finland. Interestingly, math textbooks, which are written by teachers, are only a fraction of the size of similar textbooks in the U.S.

The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Systematic pursuit of children's wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence over measured academic achievements in Finnish schools, according to Pasi Sahlberg, author of the award-winning book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

Two Cheers for the GERM Theory of School "Reform"

John Thompson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Just as healthy schools that value diversity are the antidote to GERM, a healthy, cooperative reform movement that respects the diversity of policy positions is the antidote for the destructive virus known as teach-to-the-test.

The Global Search for Education: Dreams

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg and Chancellor Stephen Spahn of the Dwight School in Manhattan have big dreams for education. Sahlberg, the celebrated global reformer, spent the day at Spahn's school in Manhattan.

The Global Search for Education: A Look at a Finnish School

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

If you thought you knew everything about the remarkable transformation of Finland's schools from mediocre to one of the top performing school systems in the world, think again.

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.

Lessons From Finland and Asia About Real Education Reform

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

The Finns "trust teachers" and allow them to "design their own courses, using a national curriculum as a guide."

New York City Teachers, Don't Bank On Privacy

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

A ruling is expected in New York City as early as this week. But regardless, it's safe to say that the current teacher-evaluation system is broken -- and that value-added analysis is here to stay.

Lessons From Finland's Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

To gain insight into what Finland's doing right, I sat down with Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation in Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture.