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The “I Can” Bug: Creating Confident and Caring Citizens

Educator Kiran Bir Sethi’s built her career “looking beyond what exists in order to explore better ways to prepare her students for an uncertain future.” Through her many endeavors, one … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read This Now! Creative Technology

Each week, I’d like to use principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with.  In this week’s Read This Now! entry, I would like to share an … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s in Your Toolkit?

Over the years, I’ve often been asked “what is in your toolkit?” My response has often been “it varies depending on the day.” The truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

I recently rediscovered a TedTalk by Daniel Pink that I decided to share because he deals with a very fascinating topic – motivation. What truly motivates us? Is it the … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

How to Build Grit in Kids?

What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.  “Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Let’s Let Our Children Play

Originally posted on Mummy Says…:
There are many things my toddler is good at, but when it comes to playtime, the Little Mister has got it sorted. He’s 18-months-old, and…

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Predicting Future Success for Children

Is Spatial Ability a Predictor of Future Success in Technology, Math, and Science? A recent study published in the journal Psychological Science has opened the door, once again, for educators to … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Fun and Nature

For many families, we have officially come to the midway point in the summer. However, there is still time to have fun in late July and early August before school … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Read This Now!

In this week’s Read This Now entry, I would like to share a video series from Edutopia that will take you directly inside the classrooms of talented educators who are actively using … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Death of Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Like Robinson, I think more and more educators are … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 2 Comments