Learning by Doing in the Age of Robots

“According to UNESCO, the number of people gaining formal educational qualifications in the next 30 years will exceed the gross total since the beginning of history. As a result the market value of degrees is tumbling. Something more is needed to edge ahead of the crowd” (Robinson, 2001-2011). For years now, the U.S. education system… Read More

Schools That Work for the Future

  I had the opportunity to travel to Japan last year to speak to groups of Japanese educators about changes in education targeted at better meeting the needs of students in the 21st century.  The perspective I was asked to share, specifically, was how my school was implementing a multi-disciplinary, project-based learning model, and why… Read More

Soft-skills and the Future of Work

Blockbuster, MySpace, Borders Books, Blackberry, Kodak.  These are just a few, high profile names of companies whose failure to innovate and adapt to changing times or anticipate the future resulted in their demise.  In the case of each of these companies, there was a critical time when they could have embraced the innovations disrupting the… Read More

Tech Boundaries for Healthier Kids

We live in a world of techno-media inundation.  There is no turning back the clock on this one, and to be honest, there are significant advantages and improvements to life that have been made possible by the break-neck pace of technological advances we are currently experiencing.  As an educator, there are so many tools available to help… Read More