Sydney Smith

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Chinese Parents Are Taking Kids as Young as Three to ‘CEO Training Courses’

In a bid to give their children a head start in life, wealthy Chinese parents are enrolling them in all kinds of early education programs, including …

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Parents vs. schools: The war on recess

As kids head back to school this year, some parents are celebrating a victory in the battle to improve their children’s education. It isn’t better textbooks or an improved curriculum or even better teachers. It’s more recess.<p>In Miami Dade, Fla., parents fought for 20 minutes a day of free play and …

9 Valuable Lessons I Learned in the Real World (and Not in School)

Formal education, you failed me.<p>Let me tell you a story:<p>When I was in the 3rd grade, we had to write a paragraph about something we loved, and then draw a picture in the box above it. We were first asked to draw and write in pencil, and then once the teacher had checked our work, we were supposed …

Teaching

Teacher's 'No Homework' Policy Goes Viral, Teaches All of Us 3 Vital Lessons

Brandy Young just told her class there's no homework this year. There's a lot you can learn from that move.<p>"Brooke is loving her new teacher already!"<p>That's the message mom Samantha Gallagher posted on Facebook last week, along with a note indicating a new homework policy instituted by her …

Teaching

The future of: “Sit down, Shut up, and Memorize This…” - Teacher Tech

The future of: “Sit down, Shut up, and Memorize This…”<p>Guest blog post by Don Wettrick<p>In 2010 I received an email that just said, “Watch this:” and …

Millennial And The Future Of Innovation: How To Recruit And Retain Top Millennial Talent

As discussed in the new innovation book Robert's Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation, one of the biggest reasons why the actual implementation of innovation can become such a formidable if not insurmountable process is because of people-related issues. A key element to successfully …

Learning Creativity Through Creative Tension - People Development

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Google+<br>• LinkedIn<br>• Latest Posts<p>Jeff Ton<p>EVP of Product & Service Development at Bluelock<p>Jeff is the Executive Vice President of Product and …

Creativity

Can Less Choice Lead to More Creativity?

<i>Important News: You can now listen to this blog in podcast format below. The feed should be available on iTunes and Stitcher soon:</i><p>We step out of the …

Creativity

What I Wanna Tell You When You Say 'Get Over It'. {poetry}

When my dad wrapped his car around the lamp post, got out sobbing and shaking and screaming and threatening suicide from the middle of moving traffic …

Grading Creativity

Can a standardized exam save arts education?<p>It sounded like an ordinary assignment for a visual-arts class: Karen Ladd, a teacher, asked her freshmen at New Hampshire’s Sanborn Regional High School to research an artist, create a piece of art inspired by the artist’s work, and then write a …

Content management systems are killing creativity

A year ago, I left a company that I cofounded to work in advertising. It wasn’t the most orthodox decision, given that my company had grown year over year. We specialized in implementing content management systems and worked with many of the greats, including AEM and Sitecore. We were really good …

What is Creativity in Education Really All About?

So we all want to become more creative teachers. But what does creativity in education really mean? Is it about making worksheets look prettier? Is …

How You Can Bring Creativity Back Into Your Classroom With Project-Based Learning

Learning Strategies<p>How You Can Bring Creativity Back Into Your Classroom With Project-Based Learning<p>By Rachel Pierson     Aug 18, 2016<p>Rachel …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

8 activities to jump-start your creativity

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: It’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper [or a blank screen], and quite often the blank piece …

The Scariest Part About America’s LGBTQ Suicide Epidemic Is What We Don’t Know About It

Public health agencies are failing to properly collect data on LGBTQ suicide and health risks—and the marginalized suffer as a result.<p>On August 12, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released results from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS), a biannual poll designed to …

How Clutter Can Kill Your Creativity (and How to Clean it Up)

Some weeks, my desktop is a disaster: full of papers, files, and sticky notes with half-baked ideas.<p>Yes, I’m your typical “creative.” Disorganized …

Creativity

This Creativity App Is Great for iPad-Obsessed Kids

A few years ago, a story surfaced about how the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs wouldn’t let his children use iPads. Like so many other surprising …

Kids

How hard is it to keep kindergartners focused on a class lesson? This hard.

Phyllis Doerr, a kindergarten teacher in New Jersey, wrote a piece last year that painted a picture of what young kids face in the high-stakes testing era. It said in part:<p>So this is kindergarten.We force children to take tests that their brains cannot grasp.We ignore research that proves that …