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The State of The American Dream: Required Discussion in Our Schools

Education is, if anything, about the future. For every family in every city, town, and region in every country, education is a system designed to build a better future for our children. In America, for more than a century, that future has been wrapped up in something we imagine called The American Dream, the idea [...]

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Leading for the American Ideal: Our Role as Educators

Educators have often been confronted with uncomfortable, and sometimes life-changing questions: When is it acceptable to take a controversial stand? When is it imperative? When should we follow a community consensus and when must we lead in opposition to community norms?  On which issues do leaders rise, even when the threat of doing so is [...]

“Open” by David Price, OBE: Clear Roadmap for Learning in the Cognitosphere

The fundamental transformation of human interaction that is taking place right now is the shift from highly regulated, controlled institutions and formal connections, to the open and informal flow of knowledge, information, commerce, and ideas.  In his book, Open, David Price, OBE provides an important and clear roadmap of the challenges and opportunities that this transformation [...]

The Best Reality Learning “Game” Ever?

Students learn best when they are wrestling with problems in which they find relevance, in which the intrinsic motivation to learn outpaces the extrinsic motivation of a higher grade.  What if we took them into a real-life disaster movie, one where the nerdy scientists predict the end of the world, politicians yell at each other, some [...]