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Ken Robinson Wants A Radical Rethink of Our School Systems

Ken Robinson Wants A Radical Rethink of Our School Systems

Ken Robinson is fond of saying “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, then you’ll never come up with anything original.” As an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity expert Ken Robinson, PhD, challenges the way we are educating out children. Continue reading

Ann Cooper Cares A Lot About What Kids Eat for Lunch

Ann Cooper Cares A Lot About What Kids Eat for Lunch

As the head of nutrition for Berkeley, California schools, Ann Cooper serves organic, regionally sourced and sustainable meals to lots of lucky children. She has a front line view of the daily battle to keep kids healthy, and also of the enemy, the processed-foods industries that sometimes seems to want to wrap every single thing that children eat in a fried coating and then a plastic bag. Continue reading

Jaime Oliver Wants to Improve Our Children’s Eating Habits

Jaime Oliver Wants to Improve Our Children’s Eating Habits

Jamie Oliver is outspoken and passionate about his wish to teach every child about nutritional food and fighting obesity. The Jamie Oliver Foundation is a registered charity whose mission is to empower, educate and engage as many people as possible to love and enjoy good food. Continue reading

Innovative Shift in Education Taking Place in England

Innovative Shift in Education Taking Place in England

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, “for real.” Underlying it all are the very simple ideas that large numbers of teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real — all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does. Continue reading

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