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Children in Charge: Self-Directed Learning Programs

Children were far more engaged when they had hands-on tools that helped them develop their own understanding of the concepts being taught in both …

20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

As a hopeless lover of both letters and notable advice, I was delighted to discover a letter 20-year-old <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b> (July 18, 1937–February 20, 2005) — gonzo journalism godfather, pundit of media politics, dark philosopher — penned to his friend Hume Logan in 1958. Found in <b>Letters of Note:</b> …

Q&A With Sir Ken Robinson

Commentary<p>Education Has to Be a ‘Human Business’<p><i>According to author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson, he is often asked: What would a different approach</i> …

TED Talks

We're Racing Through K-12 Education

Commentary<p>By Rebecca Givens Rolland<p>It was only a bit after 6 in the morning, and I was already on the public bus to work. As a speech-language …

The best career advice you’ll never hear in a graduation speech

“Follow your passion” is the stupidest career advice I’ve ever heard. Why? Because my passion in life is for singing bad karaoke. My friend Dodgy Dave’s passion is for dealing crack cocaine. Some of my friends have many passions. Most of my friends have none.<p>“Do what you’re good at” is better, but …

Rethinking How Students Succeed

By Lija Farnham, Gihani Fernando, Mike Perigo, & Colleen Brosman, with Paul ToughTwenty years ago, conventional wisdom held that cognitive ability …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Life-Advice to His Children

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) endures as one of modern history’s most beloved authors, a wiseman of storytelling and a shaman of style. He was also, however, one great dad: In <b>Kurt Vonnegut: Letters</b> (<i>public library</i>) — which also gave us the author’s priceless daily routine, his …

From Fitzgerald to Reagan, 5 Letters of Fatherly Advice from History’s Greatest Public Dads

With Father’s Day around the corner, let’s take a moment to pay heed to some of the wisest, most heart-warming advice from history’s famous dads. Gathered here are five timeless favorites, further perpetuating my well-documented love of the art of letter-writing.<p>F. SCOTT FITZGERALD<p>In a 1933 letter …

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering (STEM), but here’s a list of …

5 myths about our schools that fall apart when you look closer

Reinventing High School

How Fresno prepares the kids in the middle<p>People often remarked about our sons’ competitive public high school in the Washington, D.C., area that it was a great place for the kids at the top and at the bottom, but it left a lot of room for those in the middle to fall through the cracks. I wasn’t …

High School

Resources

<i>Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom</i> features hundreds of links to high-quality books, websites, projects, and other …

How Intrinsic Schools is Breaking the Laws of School Innovation

column | Learning Strategies<p>How Intrinsic Schools is Breaking the Laws of School Innovation<p>By Alex Hernandez (Columnist)     Mar 12, 2015<p>Alex …