Around the World in 30 Days: April 2017
Apr30

Around the World in 30 Days: April 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report Innovation guru Clay Christensen has his eyes on Parenting. In a revealing interview with CMRubinWorld this month, Christensen argues that outsourcing work as significant as parenting can be very costly in the long run. “A good life is not one that is free from struggle, but one in which people have the tools to overcome what life throws at them. By that logic, a good parent is one who...

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The Global Search for Education: Global Teachers – It’s Genius Time Kids!
Apr26

The Global Search for Education: Global Teachers – It’s Genius Time Kids!

So search engine giant Google had this neat idea a few years ago to allow its engineers to spend 20% of their time working on things that really interested them – the goal being to inspire creativity and indirectly increase productivity. Some significant innovations came out of Google’s 20% time. Well-publicized “20% products” have included things such as Google News, G-mail, and AdSense. A goal in every classroom should be to create...

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The Global Search for Education: Is Clay Christensen Ready to Disrupt Parenting?
Apr24

The Global Search for Education: Is Clay Christensen Ready to Disrupt Parenting?

“A good life is not one that is free from struggle, but one in which people have the tools to overcome what life throws at them. By that logic, a good parent is one who immerses his child in lots of small, authentic opportunities to navigate and conquer challenges.” — Clay Christensen Clayton Christensen’s bio describes him as a professor, author, entrepreneur, missionary, husband, and father. Clay is regarded as one...

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Around the World in 30 Days: December 2016
Dec30

Around the World in 30 Days: December 2016

C. M. Rubin’s Global Education Report We were delighted to win our second Upton Sinclair Award this year, given for our “continual work on world-wide educational issues.” In the more than ninety Global Search for Education articles we published throughout the world in 2016, our consistent themes included the need to fundamentally change the way we think about education so as to make it relevant in a rapidly changing...

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The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers – The Best Holiday Gifts for Your Students
Dec24

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers – The Best Holiday Gifts for Your Students

The Holidays are such a special time of year! Our lives take on a larger meaning as we think about our family, our extended family and our long-lost friends. It’s a time of giving and reflection. Our Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, mathematics coaching, special needs education, science instruction, and gender equity. They have founded schools, written curricula, and...

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The Global Search for Education: Would Small Data Mean Big Change?
Dec05

The Global Search for Education: Would Small Data Mean Big Change?

“We must be mindful of potential drawbacks of big data, especially those related to data privacy and research ethics. When big data is used to determine children’s educational pathways and thereby their future, or influence teachers’ careers in education, we have crossed the line of appropriate use of big data in education.” —  Pasi Sahlberg Would small data help accomplish what is called Good Data in...

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