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The Global Search for Education: New...

“The fact that we even have to make the argument that thinking should be the most important aspect of school culture proves that we have gotten very far away from teaching young people how to become successful adults.” — Rachel Ferro

RE:THINKING is a thought-provoking new documentary film about learning that looks at...

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International Day of Peace is September...

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Perhaps, you will find this helpful to use on the International Day of Peace.

The International Day of Peace is held every year on September 21st. Also called Peace Day...

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The Global Search for Education:...

“I think the guiding principle for government should be to protect and enable/retrain the worker, not protect the job. Policymakers and educators should focus on making sure that workers are as equipped as possible to transition to new opportunities…” — Peter Robinson

A recent OECD report finds that low- and...

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Around the World in 30 Days – August...

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report

If the world’s teachers were calling the shots on content in curriculum, what would they change? This month our world-renowned educators ...

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The Global Search for Education:...

What can Millennials teach everyone else about happiness?

The Happify study concluded that some Millennials place far too much emphasis on work as the key to their happiness.

The Millennial Bloggers are based all...

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The Global Search for Education: What...

Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Stanford University studies indicate students are overloaded and underprepared. So exactly what should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything? Humans are living longer; the traditional professions disappear while new ones are created;...

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Applying the 80/20 Rule to Teaching

As a teacher, have you ever felt like you were running in circles? Like you were working as hard as possible but then not getting the results, whether in the form of student engagement, test scores, and/or learning gains. It might be time to reconsider your approach to work and time.

The Pareto Principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, states that there is an inverse relationship to input and output. In simplest terms, about 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of...

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Constitution Day is Coming in September...

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Why Study History?

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Type 3 Projects—Managing the Day-to-Day...

Note: This is the third and final installment of a three-part series on Type 3 projects for gifted/advanced students.

Now, that you have introduced students to Type 3 projects and helped them plan out their projects, it’s time to manage their work and progress. Of course, there’s a number of ways to do this; I will share what has worked for me. The more students you have simultaneously working on Type 3 projects, the more organized you need to be in your practice. The...

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