Educational Updates

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

Teaching In The 21st Century

Teaching In The 21st Century

As we move further into a digital world, we will require new methods of teaching that include more visual and entertaining methods to get the information across effectively. The need for enhanced arts education is clear, as the arts are a powerful tool that can encourage adaptability, enhance creativity and strengthen critical thinking skills. Students must be able to take in a vast amount of information and process it in an innovative and productive way. Continue reading

Are We Preparing Our Children for the Conceptual Age?

Are We Preparing Our Children for the Conceptual Age?

Public standardized education was created for the mechanical age of the Industrial Revolution where mechanical needs were at the forefront. With the abundance of mechanical jobs available in the U.S. this type of education could suffice and support a thriving middle class. However, today’s global community will give the mechanical jobs to the lowest bidder. Continue reading

Arts Education: Fluff or Fuel?

Arts Education: Fluff or Fuel?

Tomorrow’s workers will require a rich blend of highly developed analytical skills and creative ingenuity. However, the current educational system continues to prepare students for the manufacturing jobs of yesterday answering political demands for accountability based on high-stakes tests with unprecedented standardized testing. Continue reading

Can Students Benefit from Mindfulness Training?

Can Students Benefit from Mindfulness Training?

Becoming mindful is, indeed, a simple concept, but it is not always an easy task to accomplish. The reason for the difficulty is that our brains have been conditioned to put all of our attention on past events or fretfully construct and contemplate our future. 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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