Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
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Opening a door is more than a physical act. It's about putting yourself out there, getting to know people, making them feel comfortable, and making them feel welcome. After being bullied, Josh decided to make a change that ultimately had a dramatic impact on his life and on the lives of his fellow students. Video by Above and Beyond: www.aboveandbeyond.ca/
In a world of trophies for participation, Intelligence tests to determine ability and gold stars for drawing a dog that looks like a bird, I have often wondered how all of this is affecting our children and their desire and ability to learn.
In the July 12 issue of Scientific American Mind, Carol S. Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, wrote a provocative article, “The Secret to Raising Smart Kids.” Under the title she writes:
Hint: Don’t tell your kids that they are (smart). More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”— not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in lifeRead more
I woke up this morning with joy in my head
The message was sending from my heart it said
I loved the great feeling as my feet hit the floor
Sauntering my little self out my bedroom door
There was no one around as my smile filled my face
So I hurried and scurried to pick up my pace
For the next thought that fluttered into way
Was get yourself down there and play, play, play
For the past three decades Pakistani firefighter Mohammed Ayub has been quietly working in his spare time to give children from Islamabad's slums an education and a better chance at life.
Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani went for a lesson.
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Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization perform "Somewhere in America".
buildOn is breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service learning programs in many of America’s most under-resourced high schools and by building schools in some of the world’s poorest villages.
The Education Energy Movement
A nearly fatal accident inspired Jonathan to leave a positive impact on humanity. He founded AMP - Aloha Movement Project - a breakthrough educational program while a student at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The accredited internship encourages students to harness "Education