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The Global Search for Education: Meet...

“Professional, highly-trained and highly respected teachers are a key factor in our success: teachers have pedagogical autonomy so they decide by themselves which teaching methods and materials they use.” —  Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

Sanni Grahn-Laasonen says her country’s vision for...

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Building on Teachers' Strengths

When an aspiring fighter visits a boxing gym, the potential coach does not start teaching him or her all the techniques. The first thing a wise coach will do is say, "get in the ring and show me what you got." The coach will carefully examine what the fighter can already do, then design a training regimen to build upon those strengths.

I'm interested in taking a similar strength-based approach with the emerging teachers I work with each week. I want to know what natural...

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Around the World in 30 Days: January...

C. M. Rubin’s Global Education Report

This month in The Global Search for EducationWilliam Gaudelli, George Rupp and Dana Mortenson shared their perspectives on...

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Black History Month Factoids

Black History Month

Dr. Carter G. Woodson organized a two-week period in February 1926 to highlight contributions of African Americans. In 1976, the month of February was established as Black History Month. The month of February was selected because it was the month in which both Frederick Douglass (abolitionist) and Abraham Lincoln (president who delivered the Emancipation...

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The Global Search for Education: The...

“These schools and this community became staked more than fifty years ago on the idea that education is the highest investment for the present and for the future, in light also of the huge historical changes that human kind is going through.” —  Carla Rinaldi...

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Are you Ready for Groundhog Day? (...

Groundhog Day is February 2nd. It's a time when people look to a groundhog to find out whether or not we will be having six more weeks of winter. The idea dates back hundreds of years when people looked to hibernating animals such as badgers, hedgehogs and bears to see when they might wake up from their winter sleep.

According to the tradition, if the animal saw its shadow, winter would...

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Following Protocol

One of the activities my students (pre-service teachers) said they appreciated the most was providing them with an array of discussion/sharing out strategies that they could use with their own elementary students. What I really shared were protocols, many I had learned from my own professors, which could be easily adopted for various lessons and content.

Many came from the National School Reform Faculty's web...

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The Global Search for Education: Coming...

"While some celebrated the accomplishments of the first African American president, others devolved into deep-seated anger about how his presidency altered the course of the U.S., globally and at home. Globalization has undoubtedly contributed to these differences, since the gaps – in education...

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