The 21st Century Education Revolution – an Education for Life

Written by Robin Cox

Placing the family at the heart of the holistic learning journey.

  • creating the most effective conditions for learning and the support of teachers, students and their families;
  • building authentic, effective and meaningful relationships;
  • building caring communities.

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Like it or not, immigrant children are our future

By Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carola Suárez-Orozco,  The WorldPost

An entirely new cartography of immigration is unfolding in real time. Today, a quarter of children in countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Willem Kooyker of MENTOR

By Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg

Mr. Willem Kooyker is the Chairman of the Board of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Mr. Kooyker first became involved with MENTOR in 1993 and has remained a strong believer in Read the rest

Talking to teens about online experiences?

New research shows that keeping your cool and hearing them out can pay dividends for communication

Posted by Matt Swayne

Teens rarely talk to their parents about potentially risky online experiences, according to new research.

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Why Public Schools Should Reinvent Mentorship

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by Daniel Lombrosco (WATCH VIDEO)

Jessica Valoris is a “dream director,” a new take on the guidance counselor role that combines mentorship, life coaching, and artistic training. Jessica’s job is difficult: Only 22 percent of students at Roosevelt

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Parents Aren’t Teachers — They’re Parents

Kent-PekelKent Pekel
President and CEO, Search Institute

At the start of the current school year, I was struck by the number of superintendents, principals, and other educational leaders across the country who called on parents to get more involved in … Read the rest

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education

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One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its popularity).

 Here’s the sentence:

Kids tend to fare Read the rest

Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives

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New York Times – President Obama spotlighted a national crisis

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 4.53.54 PMFrom the New York Times Editors

President Obama spotlighted a national crisis last year when he launched My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative that encourages communities, nonprofits and the private sector to focus on ways to improve the lives of some Read the rest

Free community college for all, but completion for just a third?

young man on college campus stepsBy Daniel Princiotta, consultant to Child Trends, principal research scientist at Bethesda Policy Research