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The Global Search for Education: Will...

“We are putting in more efforts to emphasize values inculcation, lifelong learning, holistic education and 21st century skills. We hope to encourage joyful learning and help our students develop resilience and an entrepreneurial spirit.” — Pak Tee Ng

Singapore has been well publicized as one of the most highly regarded education...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet...

“It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes collaboration and a diversity of ideas to build a stronger education system for our next generation of leaders.” — Mitzie Hunter

I am pleased to interview for The Global Search for Education, the Honorable Mitzie Hunter, MPP and Minister of Education for the province of...

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Launching Type 3 Projects

Note: This is the second installment of a three-part series.

In my last blog, I introduced Type 3 projects—long-term investigations that involve solving real-world problems with real-world products and services. After introducing Type 3s to students through videos, examples, and student testimonials, it is time to begin the projects. If I were to encapsulate the proper starting of these projects in one word, it would be preparation. Students must think through...

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Type 3 Projects—Getting Started

Note: This is the first of a three-part series.

One of the best tools I have come across to challenge gifted and advanced learners is the Type 3 enrichment project. Type 3s are real-world, problem-based, long-term investigations. They fall within Renzulli’s Schoolwide Enrichment Model, which you can read about here.

I have spent considerable time studying...

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The Global Search for Education: Is...

Once upon a time, we thought the only place to meet authors was in bookstores and the only way to network with movie industry people was at film festivals. But look at the disruptive innovations we’ve witnessed, thanks to technology, since the 90’s. There are new platforms and vehicles allowing vast audiences to participate and...

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The Solar Eclipse is Coming on August...

A total solar eclipse to cover the USA from coast to coast hasn’t occurred since 1918, and one to exclusively occur only over the United States hasn’t happened since Revolutionary War days (1776). However, that will change on August 21st. On that day, the moon will block out the sun leaving what scientists call a “diamond ring” remaining. The entire solar event will last just three minutes....

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The Global Search for Education: How...

In an interview with CMRubinWorld, Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and...

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The Global Search for Education:...

In a 21st century world where we are learning, unlearning, and relearning all the time, how can teachers keep up? 

The presence of technology in schools is increasing as are the opportunities to integrate tech into practice. However, the moment teachers master one new piece of tech, there may be something newer they need to...

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The Global Search for Education: Dear...

“Children from non-traditional families, for example – single parent, multi-racial, same sex parents, have the right to see their family structure acknowledged and respected.”

— Tracey Burns

The institution of marriage itself is changing, and Tracey Burns at the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research...

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Secrets of Great Classroom Projects

During my decade of teaching, most of my time was spent working with gifted children, trying to find ways to enrich and challenge them academically and intellectually. I found that project-based learning, in its many forms, was a surefire way to meet that need. I experimented with all kinds of approaches (community-service projects, research-based, interest-based, problem-solving), and in my travels, narrowed down some principles and insights to effectively using projects with students. In...

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The Global Search for Education: Let’s...

H. Richard Milner is a professor, noted researcher, and expert on race in education at the University of Pittsburgh. Milner believes that “education is the key to addressing inequity and racism in society” and if we are not “working in education to combat racism, we are complicit in maintaining inequity and the status quo.” Are...

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