Rizzoli — To Lose Our Culture Is to Lose Our Memories
Jan28

Rizzoli — To Lose Our Culture Is to Lose Our Memories

Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Christo, Gregory Peck, David Bowie, Abba Eban, Pablo Neruda, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Ross, Greg Louganis, Fernando Botero, Francoise Gilot, Franco Zeffirelli, and Greta Garbo hung out here.  2014 marks Rizzoli Bookstore’s 50th anniversary. Celebrations for the anniversary had been well underway. The future of one of the last great booksellers in...

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The Global Search for Education – What Poland Did
Jan26

The Global Search for Education – What Poland Did

“The crucial difference between Poland and many other countries is that we focus on providing the same comprehensive curriculum to students until the age of 16 and ensuring that nearly all students finish upper secondary school.” – Maciej Jakubowski  What were the education reforms that enabled the improvement of Polish students’ 2012 PISA test results from far below the OECD average to the European top? ...

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The Global Search for Education: The Case for Space
Jan24

The Global Search for Education: The Case for Space

“Research proves students thrive on the ability to interact with peers and faculty, in a compelling way.” – Jeff Vredevoogd  Is your classroom space designed to promote effective teacher and student engagement and inspire 21st century learning? Technology continues to change the way we think about traditional learning spaces.  Since 2007, Herman Miller has been researching, along with higher education...

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs – The most significant classroom innovation in the next 10 years
Jan22

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs – The most significant classroom innovation in the next 10 years

  Did someone say Oscar winners? As far as we know, our Top 12 haven’t won any Oscars – yet – but they did win our hearts and our votes as the Best Global Teacher Blogs of 2014. We liked their innovative ideas so much, we decided to invite these talented 12 back each month to answer one big picture question related to 21st century education. The February question? What will be the most significant classroom...

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Alice – The New Opera
Jan19

Alice – The New Opera

“Dodgson himself wrote that he imagined his work as musical theater — an “operetta”.”– Gary Bachlund  Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are scheduled to reprise their roles as the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively, in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland 2 on May 27th, 2016.  Unfortunately, the sequel to the original blockbuster (the sixth movie to earn more than $1 billion worldwide) will, in the...

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