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Hacking School: One Teenager’s Path to Happiness

Hacking School: One Teenager’s Path to Happiness

| February 20, 2014 | 37 Comments

Teenager Logan LaPlante explains why he’s committed to making his education about learning how to live a healthy and happy life, not just how to make a living.

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Is There a Formula For Intelligence?

Is There a Formula For Intelligence?

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can intelligence be expressed with a mathematical equation?

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Why Our Future Is In Good Hands

Why Our Future Is In Good Hands

| January 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

“Ideas can spark a movement. Ideas can spark opportunities and innovation.” This, from enterprising 13-year-old wondergirl Maya Penn, who at the tender age of eight, launched her own business, Maya’s Ideas for the Planet. Listen to her inspiring talk at the recent TEDWomen Conference and learn how this budding entrepreneur is going to help save the planet.

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Learn to Code, Code to Learn

Learn to Code, Code to Learn

| October 22, 2013 | 19 Comments

In this demo-filled talk MIT’s Mitch Resnick, one of the main creators of the kids coding program called Scratch, outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them. “As kids are creating projects like this, they’re learning to code, but even […]

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The Importance of Fostering Kids’ Creative Confidence

The Importance of Fostering Kids’ Creative Confidence

| October 13, 2013 | 11 Comments

When people say, “I’m just not the creative type,” IDEO founder David Kelley refutes that assumption with the idea that if they stick with it long enough, their creativity will inevitably come through. Kelley talks about the idea of “guided mastery” — it’s a practice that parents and educators can use to help kids find […]

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Let Students Know They Matter

Let Students Know They Matter

| September 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

When kids understand that the world needs them to be people of substance and to accomplish great things in the world they step up to the challenge.

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Why Every Student Needs a Teacher Champion

Why Every Student Needs a Teacher Champion

| September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

In her TED talk teacher Rita Pierson reminds educators what lies at the foundation of learning — the relationship between the teacher and the student. She says despite bad policies, bad school days, and difficult children, teachers are still champions for kids.

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Why It’s Time to Stop Talking And Start Acting to Make Change

Why It’s Time to Stop Talking And Start Acting to Make Change

| July 5, 2013 | 9 Comments

Schools need to teach students to be self-evolving, so they can adapt to change as it comes. That means that schools need to become self-evolving institutions themselves, embracing change and preparing kids for their future, not looking back at the past. A challenge to all educators: stop talking about it; start doing it.

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Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity

Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity

| June 4, 2013 | 4 Comments

Educator Ramsey Musallam says that a teacher’s strongest tool — the force that draws students deeper into learning — is piquing students’ curiosity. In his classroom, Musallam follows three rules: curiosity comes first, embrace the mess, and reflect and revise.

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What Do We Actually Learn From Videos?

What Do We Actually Learn From Videos?

| May 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

TED talkers are nothing if not fluent. Could it be that the effective presentation of the speakers in TED-style videos fools us into thinking we’re learning more than we are? Here, five ways that well-made videos (including MOOCs and other kinds of digital instruction) can help us learn.

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