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Takeaways from Sal Kahn’s talk – Education Reimagined

Teri Moore, author of The Secular Homeschooler– a Nonreligious Guide for Helping Kids Build Competence, Independence and Ethics Outside of a School Environment (and a personal source of insights for me on how to engender real, outside-the-box learning), asked me to tell … Continue reading

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Human Skills for the Machine Age

One aspect of the way one learns and researches in ‘Modern Times’ is that it’s disjointed and non-linear…and sometimes old school?  Today, for example, sitting on the shelf in the GEM office, was the 2014 book “The Second Machine Age: … Continue reading

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Do you know your child’s ability gaps, and what are you doing to help?

I’ve been diving into the current and future skills gap, and what I need to do as a parent outside of formal schooling to supplement my kids’ learning. There’s no way I’m counting on public education to provide the skills, learning and character traits they’ll need to thrive as the Cognitive Era advances. What about you? Continue reading

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What Should We Teach Our Kids, Now that Knowledge is Obsolete? Part 2

To follow on this initial post, as well as this one and this one, I’m getting somewhere when it comes to understanding the skills that are mission-critical for the Cognitive Era. It is rather like drinking from a firehose, going … Continue reading

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What Matters is What You Can Do with What You Know. (modern skills)

Quoting Will Richardson: The source of true differentiation between people now lies in figuring things out as opposed to finding things out – As author Tony Wagner says, “It no longer matters what you know. What matters is what you can do with what you know.” Continue reading

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Education to Employment – the skills gap vs high youth unemployment

What are the skills most in demand by employers that kids need to acquire? A look at the answer from the McKinsey Global Initiative Education to Employment Report. Continue reading

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“1.0 Schools cannot teach 3.0 Kids”

Discussion on what future jobs look like, what skills are needed, and how schools need to support this change. Continue reading

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