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The Global Search for Education: Dear...

In a technology driven, infinitely connected world, the roles of teachers and parents in the learning process are changing. Good communication is arguably more important than ever before. A teacher-parent relationship that’s in sync is the best way to create a positive experience and learning environment for each student. So how do teachers...

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The Global Search for Education: Is...

“The more that financial education initiatives are developed, both in and outside of school, the more important it is for governments and other stakeholders to evaluate and prioritize such initiatives and to scale and spread good practice.” — Andreas Schleicher

To thrive in today’s innovation-driven economy,...

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The Global Search for Education: Dear...

“Like many things with parenting, it’s a near-impossible job description, but most of us do our best with it (and beat ourselves up if we get it wrong).” — Justine Roberts

“Parenting is probably the most important job most of us will ever do,” says Justine Roberts, Founder and CEO of Mumsnet. Being a guardian to a...

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Flag Day is coming, a day to honor the...

Flag Day is coming, a day to honor the flag of the United States.  Flag Day is June 14th.

Fun Flag Facts:

  1. A vexillologist is someone who studies flags!
  2. Most flags have the colors red and white.
  3. Only Vatican City and the country of Switzerland have square flags.
  4. Most world flags are rectangle in shape. The flag of the country of Nepal is the only one which is not rectangular or square in shape.
  5. When Sir Edmond...

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The Power of Creative Inquiry in the...

“Memorable learning is the consequence of creative teaching, and creative teaching embraces the arts. If you are fortunate, you had a few creative teachers—ones like those who challenge students to write long division raps, choreograph geometry dances, perform World War II radio commercials, and paint literary quotes on ceiling tiles.”

(From: Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts)

 

As a teacher, picture how you...

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The Story of “Joe” and the Need to...

While I shared his tale during a few presentations, I never committed the story of “Joe” to writing. I feel his story can inspire and perhaps encourage adults (teachers, parents, coaches) to help young people reach their potential by setting up the proper conditions. Gifted students, for instance, often spend half the school day or more learning curriculum they already know―hardly the conditions for excellence to blossom. In Joe’s case, he knew the curriculum (as evidenced by...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet...

“My role is to ensure that every child and young person in Scotland gets the best education and the same opportunity to succeed, irrespective of their background.”— John Swinney

Prior to his election as Westminster MP for North Tayside in 1997, John Swinney held a number of posts in the Scottish National Party (...

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Got A Minute, Two or Five? Ideas for...

I am a strong believer in having kids on task throughout the class session. Lessons rarely finished “early” and if they did, I always had something for the kids to do until the class ended. I usually didn’t give students “free time” to start homework or to read a book or magazine. That’s because that seemed to be a signal to have a chat fest. If I started the class by quickly checking homework or doing some clerical things, I had a bell ringer (is this term still used?) or activity for the...

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"It Felt Like I had a 1,000...

Several years ago, a colleague and I conducted a pilot study that involved teaching 24 gifted elementary students how to meditate and practice other mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness has many definitions but generally involves training one’s mind to purposely pay attention. Each Friday, we met in the school’s media center and had the students practice breathing methods, visualization, yoga, mindful eating and walking, and gratitude. Following each practice, we interviewed the students...

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Around the World in 30 Days: April 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report

Innovation guru Clay Christensen has his eyes on Parenting. In a revealing interview with CMRubinWorld this month, Christensen argues...

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The Global Search for Education: Dear...

In a technology driven, infinitely connected world, the roles of teachers and parents in the learning process are changing. Good communication is arguably more important than ever before. A teacher-parent relationship that’s in sync is the best way to create a positive experience and learning environment for each student. So how do teachers...

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