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Around the World in 30 Days: March 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report

In her interview with CMRubinWorld this month, Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia, speaks about the troubling trends in world politics: “We have seen strong anti-globalization sentiment worldwide,” and how to address them: “Globalization has exposed students to a...

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Debunking Myths and Stereotypes Around...

As a parent or teacher, please answer the following questions about gifted students:

  1. Do you believe gifted students excel at academics?
  1. Do gifted students have fewer problems than other classmates?
  1. Do gifted students need less help or instruction than other students?

If any of your answers reflected notions that all gifted students do well in school, are perfect or near perfect, and will be fine by themselves,...

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The Global Search for Education: Global...

“Relationships are becoming increasingly self-defining; there has been an explosion in the language used to describe them. People are taking a more active role in the formation of language, whether it be creating the right word for their relationship, or their gender,” writes Marguerite Ohan.

The face of the family has...

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The Global Search for Education: Global...

“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society,” Theodore Roosevelt once said. In his book, Four Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners need to Succeed, author Charles Fadel notes the three commonly cited reasons for character education are: “to build a foundation for...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet...

“It is not simply enough to pour money into our schools: that money must be demonstrably and successfully put to improving education, including literacy and numeracy standards.” — Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Australia on June 24, 2010, and served in that office...

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Women's History Month: Interactive...

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"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
—Eleanor Roosevelt  

In 1978, a school district in California, organized a “Women’s History Week.” By 1981, Congress...

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The Global Search for Education: A New...

“It’s easier to create a statistically valid test for content or for content-related mental processes, whereas it is difficult to measure something like critical thinking, and very difficult to measure something like courage. In short, there is too much focus on Knowledge.” — Charles Fadel

Charles Fadel...

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Are All Students Doing the Same Thing...

Differentiation remains a challenge with preservice teachers I work with, and more experienced educators as well. Planning to meet the needs of diverse learners of varying abilities, possessing the strategies to make that happen, and finding the time to put it all together is certainly a formidable task. Many lesson plan templates include sections to address accommodations and differentiation, but I’d like to suggest another tool—a simple checklist that gets you to consider how your lessons...

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Ireland and St. Patrick's Day: An...

Click here for this free interactive notebook activity.

  1. The National Leprechaun Museum in Dublin, Ireland, is dedicated to the folklore and mythology of Ireland.
  2. In Irish folklore, there are only male leprechauns. Leprechauns are...

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The Iditarod is Coming! (The Last Great...

The Iditarod, held in the state of Alaska, begins this coming weekend! (March 4th)

Fun Facts to Share with Students!

  1. Danish explorer Vitus Bering was the first European to discover Alaska. The year was 1741.
  2. A lamp is lit at the beginning of the Iditarod race and isn’t extinguished until the...

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The Global Search For Education: Social...

“The ability to learn deeply is perhaps the best legacy we can leave to our younger generations, so that they have a fighting chance to survive, save humanity, and sustain life in the planet.” — Santiago Rincon-Gallardo

Globalization has increased our interconnectedness and interdependence on each other. With...

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