Posts Tagged: Education

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Ken Robinson on Bring on the Learning Revolution

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! TED, February 2010. Picking up from his 2006 talk, … I believe there is a second climate crisis which is as severe, which has the same origins and we have to deal

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Ken Robinson on Bring on the Learning Revolution

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! TED, February 2010. Picking up from his 2006 talk, … I believe there is a second climate crisis which is as severe, which has the same origins and we have to deal

The Edible Schoolyard – Why College Should Not Be The Goal

Alice Waters. The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea. Chronicle Books, 2008. http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/ The Edible Schoolyard (ESY), a program of the Chez Panisse Foundation, is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom for urban public school students at the Martin Luther

The Edible Schoolyard – Why College Should Not Be The Goal

Alice Waters. The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea. Chronicle Books, 2008. http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/ The Edible Schoolyard (ESY), a program of the Chez Panisse Foundation, is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom for urban public school students at the Martin Luther

TEP (The Equity Project) Charter School

http://www.tepcharter.org/ NYTimes.com article (06/054/2009) The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, a 480-student middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City that will open in September 2009, aims to put into practice the central conclusion of a large

TEP (The Equity Project) Charter School

http://www.tepcharter.org/ NYTimes.com article (06/054/2009) The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, a 480-student middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City that will open in September 2009, aims to put into practice the central conclusion of a large

Time to Reboot America

Another thought provoking Op-Ed article from Thomas Friedman. Here’s the brunt of his rant: My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.” We’ve indulged ourselves for too long with tax cuts that we

Time to Reboot America

Another thought provoking Op-Ed article from Thomas Friedman. Here’s the brunt of his rant: My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.” We’ve indulged ourselves for too long with tax cuts that we

Newt Gingrich: Let’s End Adolescence

In discussing several topics on adolescence, education, and youth development, a friend referred me to this article by Newt Gingrich entitled “Let’s End Adolescence.” (Updated article and video here.) His solution is simple: …replace adolescence with young adulthood. But hastening

Newt Gingrich: Let’s End Adolescence

In discussing several topics on adolescence, education, and youth development, a friend referred me to this article by Newt Gingrich entitled “Let’s End Adolescence.” (Updated article and video here.) His solution is simple: …replace adolescence with young adulthood. But hastening

Whatever It Takes | Notes & Review

Paul Tough. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest To Change Harlem and America. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Geoffrey Canada on Charlie Rose. Geoffrey Canada on Oprah, pt.1, pt.2. Geoffrey Canada at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. “Going Big” on

Whatever It Takes | Notes & Review

Paul Tough. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest To Change Harlem and America. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Geoffrey Canada on Charlie Rose. Geoffrey Canada on Oprah, pt.1, pt.2. Geoffrey Canada at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. “Going Big” on

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You

The Biggest Issue – What Is Damaging American Education?

In light of the Wendy Kopp interview at the Leadership Summit, and more specifically the Gallup 20 poll that was referenced, I thought I’d post this article by David Brooks which suggests a completely opposite suggestion from Kopp’s. That is,

The Biggest Issue – What Is Damaging American Education?

In light of the Wendy Kopp interview at the Leadership Summit, and more specifically the Gallup 20 poll that was referenced, I thought I’d post this article by David Brooks which suggests a completely opposite suggestion from Kopp’s. That is,

It Takes a School, Not Missiles

There are some articles that just need to be widely promulgated. This is one of them. I commend it to you to think in small local ways where you are, where you live. While everyone cannot necessarily go where Mortenson

It Takes a School, Not Missiles

There are some articles that just need to be widely promulgated. This is one of them. I commend it to you to think in small local ways where you are, where you live. While everyone cannot necessarily go where Mortenson