Around the World in 30 Days – December 2017
Dec30

Around the World in 30 Days – December 2017

C.M. Rubin’s Global Education Report Whether we like it or not, kids are growing up in a technological environment, and knowing how to make the best use of good tech is a critical part of preparing them for their future lives. Important 21st century skills such as problem solving, communication and creativity can also be improved with the use of great tech. This month our top global teachers share their top tips on which edtech tools...

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The Global Search for Education:  What’s the Roadmap to Universal Health Coverage?
Dec29

The Global Search for Education: What’s the Roadmap to Universal Health Coverage?

At the recent Universal Health Coverage Forum in Tokyo, world leaders gathered to discuss how to make quality health care available for all people (UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims to achieve this by 2030). At least half of the world’s population still does not have access to quality essential services to protect and promote health. It is estimated that 800 million people are spending at least 10 percent of their household...

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Around the World in 30 Days – November 2017
Nov29

Around the World in 30 Days – November 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Round-Up  Global problem solvers are in high demand. Just google Re-Imagine Education and check out the wealth of conferences and events focused on what learning matters to ensure individuals have the skills to think like entrepreneurs and collaborate with people from all backgrounds. What lessons can we learn from the 15 year-old girls who outperformed boys in collaborative problem solving in...

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The Global Search for Education: No Pain No Gain – Top Global Teachers on Risk-Taking and Normalizing Struggle
Nov26

The Global Search for Education: No Pain No Gain – Top Global Teachers on Risk-Taking and Normalizing Struggle

Don’t try to innovate if you’re not prepared to make mistakes. Steve Jobs once said that “about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” All innovators feel challenged at different points because it’s just part of the work. So how do we teach youth that struggle is good, working hard is good, looking back on your mistakes is good, and finding new ways to tackle challenging...

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Around the World in 30 Days – October 2017
Oct30

Around the World in 30 Days – October 2017

“Education is the key to addressing inequity and racism in society” and if we are not “working in education to combat racism, we are complicit in maintaining inequity and the status quo,” relayed Professor H. Richard Milner, an expert on the topic of race. He also noted that teachers “can struggle with tools to advance justice-centered curriculum and instructional opportunities that work against racism” and therefore education...

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The Global Search for Education: Cyberbullying, Internet Dangers and What the World’s Teachers Are Doing About It
Oct27

The Global Search for Education: Cyberbullying, Internet Dangers and What the World’s Teachers Are Doing About It

According to an Ipsos/Reuters poll, more than ten percent of parents around the world say their child has been cyberbullied and nearly one-fourth know a youngster who has been a victim. Another recent global study by the OECD/PISA of approximately 540,000 students in 72 countries clearly showed that over the last decade, student well-being has seriously declined. In our interview with Andreas Schleicher he noted that the “most...

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