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Caine’s Arcade

November 29, 2018

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and he never had a single customer. But Caine didn’t give up. Then, on the last day of summer, filmmaker Nirvan Mullick walked in by chance to buy an auto part for his…

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What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

March 19, 2018

Israeli Historian and Author of “Sapiens” Yuval Noah Harari discusses how the accelerated pace of change of artificial intelligence and automation will impact the future of work, education, democracy, and even morality. What is next for humanity? Read the full article here.  

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Everyone a Changemaker

February 8, 2018

According to The New York Times, the challenge of our time is to make people changemakers – individuals who see problems and organize responses to solve them. And, making agency a universal quality in people will provide them with some sense of control in their lives. Read the article here.

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World Economic Forum: What are the 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs?

September 15, 2017

The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology. Today’s job candidates must be able to…

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Now Everyone’s an Entrepreneur

Colleges are teaching undergraduates how to be self-starters. But what does that really mean? Colleges are turning to entrepreneurship education to produce work-ready graduates and next-generation innovators through experiential learning… Read the article here.

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Tony Wagner’s Transforming Education Blog

September 11, 2017

TONY WAGNER currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute. Tony’s previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Tony is a frequent…

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Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

September 8, 2017

by Martin E. P. Seligman Flourish presenst a dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different—it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition. While certainly…

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Harvard Business Review’s Latest Articles

September 3, 2017

Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. Their mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. Their thought leadership is focused on higher education and corporate learning. Read the articles here.

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

September 8, 2017

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. Flow teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness…

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Adam Grant’s The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

September 9, 2017

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re…

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