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Around the World in 30 Days: February...

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report

This month in The Global Search for Education, I had the pleasure of interviewing both the Minister of Education and Culture for Finland, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, and President of the National Center on Education and the Economy...

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The Global Search for Education: Dear...

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. The goals address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries, emphasizing that no one should be left behind. Protecting the Planet is one of the major focuses of these goals.

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World Book Day is Coming! Amazing Book...

World Book Day!
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Amazing Book Facts: Did You Know?

  1. Did you know that the Chinese invented paper around 105 A.D.? Before this, people wrote on parchment (animal skin) to create books.
  2. Each...

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The Global Search for Education: Top...

Twitter, Facebook and other prominent new social and online media platforms have a very different structure to any free press vehicle we have seen in the modern world. There is no third-party editing process by a recognized and respected media brand (which would include fact checking and a professional editorial review). Content “as is” is...

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The Global Search for Education: The...

“A growing number of other countries are turning out entire high school graduating classes that are much better educated than ours, with much more equity, and they are doing it at a lower cost per student.” — Marc Tucker

Fears of rising unemployment fueled by automation of millions of jobs requires...

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Lawmakers Would Like A Statue of...

Using the News in the Classroom

This week, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) and co-sponsor Senator Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) have introduced a bill to have a statue of Harriet Tubman placed in a "prominent location" in the U.S. Capitol. In 2012, a commission was set up to raise money to pay for a statue of Harriet Tubman. In order for such a statue to be in the Capitol, lawmakers must...

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Providing Preservice Teachers with...

It's no secret in the education world that gifted education training is not a priority for new teachers. In teacher preparation programs, if preservice teachers receive any kind of training, it's generally short discussions or readings in their existing education courses (Chamberlin and Chamberlin, 2010). As Troxclair (2013) writes, "[h]istorically, preservice teachers have had little exposure in their teacher training programs regarding the nature and needs of gifted learners, theories of...

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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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The Global Search for Education:...

Ending poverty is our choice. All we need is fortitude; the will to say this will not happen in my community on my watch.

The world is making some progress to end extreme poverty but there is still so much more that needs to be done. One of the most stunning statistics you will find on this global epidemic is that children...

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