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October 20, 2014

Philadelphia Contract Cancellation Sparks Protests, Rebuttals

After a contract cancellation, teachers in Philadelphia will now have to pay for health insurance. What are the future implications of this move on both teachers and students?

October 19, 2014

The Benefits of Accomplishment-Based Education

We need to make all education about real-world accomplishment. Our kids should leave school not with a transcript of grades, but with a resume of real-world accomplishments.

October 17, 2014

Can Students Benefit From More Phone Time?

A recent poll shows that students wish they could use technology in the classrooms more often, while a second study suggests that for students who multitask often, having phones around may not be a distraction.

October 16, 2014

The Best Means to BECOMING is Real-World Accomplishment

If the goal of education is for students to become good, capable, world-improving people, "learning" is a necessary but insufficient route for getting there — the far superior route to get there is real-world accomplishment.

October 14, 2014

Home Visits

As we invite students to enter our learning community, what do we know about the contexts from which they come?

October 13, 2014

Every Student Can Become a Good, Capable, and World-Improving Person

"Becoming" may be harder to quantify than some of the things we measure today in education, but it is the right goal for our students — and we do not have a hard time recognizing it.

October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest Winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, will be the youngest-ever winner of the award.

October 09, 2014

The Goal of Education is BECOMING (Not Learning)

The real goal of education and school is NOT learning, it's BECOMING a good, capable and world-improving person. Learning is but a means to becoming — and we shouldn't confuse the means with the goal.

October 08, 2014

Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success

A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.

October 05, 2014

The Pace of Change is Not Just Faster — It's Speeding Up

Most of us understand things are getting faster, but few understand, in their gut, what acceleration means — the world is continuously speeding up, and we all need to get used to it.

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