Teaching Students To Use Their Noodles

NPR Ed – Cory Turner “Imagine having to build a bridge — a strong bridge — out of nothing but epoxy and spaghetti. Yeah, hard. Just ask one of the 160 high-schoolers who recently finished Engineering Innovation, a rigorous, month-long summer camp run by...

The Critical Role Of Teachers In Transforming Education Systems

Forbes – Ross Hall/Andreas Schleicher “A lot of people are losing their jobs because the kind of ways we used to work and think are no longer relevant…The question is: how do we respond to this? How do we equip people with the skills that are...

Too Soft on the Soft Skills?

MD – Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA “Business schools and other professional schools are getting the message that employers want graduates with not just technical skills, but the soft skills as well…Soft skills are about building your emotional IQ…they...

Innovation institute planned for Seattle

China Daily USA – YU DENG “It’s the first time a Chinese research university has established a physical presence in the US. In pursuit of solutions to some of the biggest global challenges, Tsinghua University in China and the University of...

Academic subjects alone won’t ‘set every child up for life’

The Guardian – John Newbigin “In the future being adaptable, able to learn how to learn, rather than learn how to remember, will be the only way of staying afloat…What’s really hard is being creative – and that’s going to get a lot harder in a global...

Probing Question: Is art an essential school subject?

Phys.org – Melissa Beattie-Moss “For decades, “reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic” were considered the most fundamental subjects in American K-12 schools. These days, in order to boost our nation’s global competitiveness, many schools...