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Emptiness as the fundamental principle of Design Thinking

The purpose of this article is to discuss <b>Emptiness</b>, as the profound principle of Design Thinking — a popular method allowing humankind to solve …

Spirituality

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

What Students Want Colleges to Know About How They Learn

Even the best instructors may not be able to reach every student. And often that’s because there is a disconnect between what students expect from …

Pedagogy

Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later.

For parents who want to encourage their daughters in STEM subjects, it’s crucial to remember this: Math is the <i>sine qua non</i>.<p>You and your daughter can have fun throwing eggs off a building and making papier-mâché volcanoes, but the only way to create a full set of options for her in STEM is to ensure …

Mathematics

Teaching Technology in East Oakland—A Revolutionary Act

“You can tell that’s my baby, right?!?!” I overheard LaTalya Parrish say, as I walked into the David E. Glover Center in East Oakland on the evening …

Oakland

Design Thinking 102

<b>Summary:</b> Get started with Design Thinking by practicing empathy in manageable, small yet effective, ways.<p>Related Article: Design Thinking 101<p>What is …

Design

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

Design

Hyderabad to host the next World Design Assembly

<b>Hyderabad</b> is fast becoming the design capital of the country. On the heels of the news that Swedish furniture retailer <b>IKEA</b> will throw open the doors …

Why Teachers Must Fight Their Own Implicit Biases

First Person<p>—Getty<p>During these summer months away from the classroom, we teachers are readying ourselves to embrace our next opportunity to make a …

Pedagogy

Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy

Classrooms in the U.S. often focus most attention on literacy and math, largely because those skills are considered foundational and are tested. …

Teaching

5 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

One of the hardest tasks that a principal has to perform is hiring teachers. I know that this may seem a bit far-fetched, but when you hire a new …

Education Technology

How to Develop Mindsets for Compassion and Caring in Students

“What changed was a group of courageous educators who totally shifted their mindsets, and when they shifted their mindsets they shifted the practices …

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children

We can see how the various strands of mathematics are inherently spatial. Think about what happens when we compare the area of two polygons, such as …

A source for free flipped learning lessons

This is a flipped learning lesson.<p><b>Students -</b> watch the video and answer the questions on the student homework task sheet before your next</b> …

Teaching

12 Critical Interpersonal Skills for Kids & Educators 👥🤔💡🕰👂🏽 (by Julie Sturgeon) #edchat #education #edtech #elearning #k12 #ukedchat https://t.co/axHCCcdjXE

$20 physical key is the secret to Google employees' online security

It turns out the key to counteracting employee phishing at Google is an actual key.<p>The company began using physical USB-based security keys in early 2017, and since then, none of its 85,000-plus employees have been phished on their work accounts, Krebs on Security reported last week. The keys serve …

Employment

5 game-changing TED Talks about education

All over the world, there’s growing consensus that our education systems are broken. Here are 5 TED Talks from educators who want to transform how …

5 Awesome Google Docs Add-Ons

When you think about what Google is doing with their cloud services, it might be one of the most exciting things in technology, and it has a dramatic …

Education Technology

After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook

In looking back at my parents’ education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge …

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

In the last five years, there have been some remarkable shifts in the tools educators use in the classroom and to perform their many …

Education Technology

Social media and celebrity culture 'harming young people'

Airbrushed photographs of celebrities with perfectly preened bodies staged in exotic locations are all over social media, but such flawless images have been described as damaging for the way they pressurise young people to meet unobtainable body-image standards.<p>Most children own a smartphone by the …

Mental Health

Navy to improve management skills through design thinking

KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — The Royal Malaysian Navy has decided to adopt Genovasi’s “Design Thinking” programmes to change the management style and …

Kuala Lumpur

Why Design Thinking Should Also Serve As A Leadership Philosophy

In marketing, sales and customer relationship management, every day presents a new set of challenges. Shifting media consumption habits and digital transformation sometimes cause companies to struggle to meet their customers’ evolving needs. The MIT Leadership Center has called the ability to …

Design

All Christians Are Problematic, Even Me And You

Let’s be honest, Christians. For professing a belief in a relatively unpredictable God, we have incredibly predictable defensive patterns whenever people question or critique our religion.<p>When LGBTQ folks share their stories of church trauma, someone barges in talking about how <i>their</i> church is …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Flipping a Classroom Without Videos

The first thing that comes to many educators minds when they think about flipping their classroom is assigning videos for students to consume online …

Here Are 10 Industries Blockchain Is Likely To Disrupt

You’ve probably heard that blockchain technology is going to revolutionize… fill in the blank. But what actually is it and how is it going to disrupt these industries?<p>In simplest terms, blockchain refers to a decentralized database. If you think of a traditional database like a spreadsheet, running …

Blockchain

The paradox of “the most honest country in the world” bucking the global trend on asset declaration

<b>by Augustine Low</b><p>Visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that his country has much to learn from Singapore, which is “the most honest …

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

Are Grades Diverting Focus From Real Learning?

Grades sometimes feel like a necessary evil. They are a shorthand measure of how a student is performing in school, but too often the pressure to …

What’s wrong with baby formula? It’s not even recommended in disasters

Humans are mammals. Therefore, they can breastfeed their offspring, and they should. There is no shortage of evidence of the tremendous health benefits that come with breastfeeding—for both the baby and the mother. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusively breastfeeding babies …

Breast Feeding