Face the Future

Face the Future

We the People, can either continue with a head-in-the-sand attitude to our children’s future or wake up and face the fact that educational reform is probably the only thing that matters.  Which skills do we need our children to wield to combat misinformation, viruses,...
Stories Matter

Stories Matter

Amanda D’Annucci writes, “Stories can heal, stories can teach, stories can inspire, stories can enlighten, and stories can resolve.” With these words, she captures the power of storytelling perfectly. By using fMRIs, she has also proved that stories can fully engage a...
Questions, Questions, Questions

Questions, Questions, Questions

Questioning is the only active filter we have. Questioning makes us Infoliterate: a.k.a. discriminating consumers. Data are overwhelming children. In this age when data is doubling every few hours we need to know how to refine these raw data for insights, and turn...
Writing Civilized Us

Writing Civilized Us

Writing has two components. And together they are the writer’s Voice. 1. The content or Message: the idea the writer wishes to convey. 2. The Style of the writing, which is another way of saying use clear unambiguous language to communicate. And communication is one...
Teamwork Really Pays Off

Teamwork Really Pays Off

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin.   “Co-operative group work benefits students in social and behavioral areas as well,...
Cognitive Writing

Cognitive Writing

In order write an authentic essay, reading what others have written about a subject is an important part of the input process. The cognitive, critical, and more important part is when the writer either uses or ignores what they have read, seen, or heard and then...
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