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There's One Born Every Minute

I changed careers almost 4 ½ years ago, but I didn’t change vocations.  When I left behind a 17 year Fortune 100 sales career, I answered what I considered a calling into education.  1,101 more words

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How Can We Encourage Confidence in Girls?

The Confidence Code, a new book authored by ABC’s Claire Shipman and BBC’s Katty Kay, reveals new research into the differences between men’s and women’s confidence and how those differences affect important areas of life such as workplace performance. 295 more words

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The New 4 R's of Education: The Voicings of a Radical?

Dear Readers and Fellow Visionaries, Inventors, Engineers, & Revolutionaries,

Thank you for your comments on my most recent post, http://wp.me/p4cYuu-8t, Towards an Educational Philosophy|What is the Purpose of Education? 514 more words

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Trying to Improve Education? Talk to Some High School Dropouts

I’ve learned more about education from high school dropouts than I’ve learned from any book, article, or lecture. Despite holding a master’s degree in educational studies, working as a GED instructor for adult minority students in Southeast Washington, DC opened my eyes more than any other experience to the realities that students face as they go through the American educational system. 467 more words

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Towards an Educational Philosophy|What is the Purpose of Education?

A Less Than One and a Half Tweet Statement of Purpose of Education:

Empowering learners to uncover and develop their innate gifts and talents to become leaders who are equipped to learn and contribute in their local and global communities in the 21st century. 1,097 more words

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The Psychology Behind Terms Like ‘Failing Schools’

It’s a term that we’ve been hearing a lot lately. It’s a term that I’ve used myself. But I never thought twice about it until I was in one of my master’s classes last year. 280 more words

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