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TEACHING WRITING AND THINKING: “Although the U.S. spends more and more on ‘education,’ great number…

TEACHING WRITING AND THINKING: “Although the U.S. spends more and more on ‘education,’ great numbers of young (and now, middle-aged) citizens can’t do what used to be easy for most grade-schoolers — writing clear, well-thought-out sentences. They’ve never been taught to do that and with each passing year, there are fewer teachers who might teach [...]
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The Importance of Right-brain Thinking in Education

Society & Culture : Good Blog (5 years ago)

How teaching design to middle schoolers clarified one teacher's definition of the discipline. Here is what I can say about my first semester teaching design to 6th and 7th graders: It was not a train wreck. I knew a lot about design... Read Post

Middle Schoolers Learn About Startups By Launching Their Own

Technology : TechCrunch (last week)

In the tech world, we’re used to seeing young entrepreneurs, from Mark Zuckerberg to Evan Spiegel. But not this young. A group of four middle schoolers from Torrance, California, spent their summer vacation building BankIt, a simple... Read Post

3 Quick and Dirty Business Hacks

Technology : GigaOM (5 years ago)

My mother was a high school mathematics teacher and understood that kids learn best when learning is fun, so at a very young age she started teaching me math “tricks.” In the second grade she showed me how 9 times any number less th... Read Post

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