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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist

Are Americans getting dumber?

Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in many developed countries.

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Postsecondary

Keeping Training Sessions On Track

  • Have you ever attended a training class that “went into overtime” and extends past the expected conclusion?
  • Have you observed the audience leave to take a quick break while the instructor continued the training?
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Adult Learning

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. 1,975 more words

General

Michel Hobson reblogged this on Michel Hobson and commented:

Although this article specifically addresses high school students - how many times has her described experience occurred with the classrooms and eLearning sessions of corporate America?  Can a more engaged audience in both high school AND the workplace lead to improved engagement and skills development for all?  

Knit & Natter

On a grey, wet Monday lunchtime some of our more hardy readers braved the weather to attend Brompton library’s first Knit and Natter course. 185 more words

Events

Light Bulb Moment

How many times have you walked into a classroom and during the introductions an audience member stated:

  • “I don’t know why I am here!”
  • “My manager signed me up for this class and that’s the only reason I am here”!
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Adult Learning

Lynn Pearce

Title: Director

Company: Cutting Edge Culture

Location: United Kingdom

Lynn Pearce is a corporate culture expert with 18 years experience working with large corporations globally, including banking and finance, telecommunications, mining and industrial, and government. 186 more words

Business

In New York, Vocational Skills Could Count Toward Diploma

The New York State Board of Regents gave initial approval to a major change to high school graduation requirements on Monday, allowing students to earn their diplomas with one fewer test if they pass another assessment in a range of subjects like languages, the arts, hospitality management and carpentry.

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Students