Here's an overview of what you'll learn: 1) Ken Wilber on Redesigning the Human Education Ken shares his thoughts on why our current education is leaving humanity flying well below its true potential, and what needs to shift so in our education system so we can start educating for the "whole human being" rather than "human being 1/10th". 2) Michael Beckwith on Satori vs Kensho According to Michael, there are essentially two key ways we "wake up". And when you learn the differ
Homeschooling has rapidly become a popular option for parents across the country.
Sam Sorbo told us why she decided to homeschool—and how you can too. The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood sits down with actress Sam Sorbo to talk about her new book, They're Your Kids", and why homeschooling is becoming a popular alternative to public schools. #education #homeschooling #heart #character #video #creativity #passion #motivation
The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about central emotional concerns. You will never be cornered by dogma, but we will direct you towards a variety of ideas from the humanities – from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – ideas that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind. The School of Life puts out new films each week on a variety of topics including literature, philosophy, art, political theory, relationships, histor
From the June 2014 issue of Live Happy magazine. by Dawn McMullan A 2011 University of Pennsylvania study followed 300 students through a year of middle school, measuring their good and bad feelings (depression, positive emotion, life satisfaction) and how teachers rated their classroom behavior. The study found negative emotions (depression and anxiety) did not predict academic achievement, but positive emotions actually did. Students in the positive group had higher grades
What is happiness? Watch this video to learn about happiness, how you can be happier yourself, and how you can spread that happiness to others! http://livehappy.com #mindset #motivation #education #happiness #heart #creativity #projectbasedlearning #mindfulness #video #character #socialization
Click here for a full length documentary: Room to Breathe Room to Breathe is the first, full-length broadcast documentary on Mindfulness in Education. Room to Breathe explores the personal transformations that happen for students, their families, and educators as mindfulness is introduced in a truly challenging public school environment. By providing a raw and realistic look at the experience, it shows how integrating mindfulness, along with patience, skill, collaboration and
Each and every day, families, schools, and communities play important roles in raising compassionate young citizens. But how does this happen? How do we support young people to become their best selves in a global society? Tomorrow’s Change Makers: Reclaiming the Power of Citizenship for a New Generation by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, shares new and surprising research, and delivers hopeful answers. Through powerful voices of passion-filled American youth, you will read abou
Success is an elusive term. We'll simply categorize success here as the attainment of your own personal goals, whatever those might be. When we struggle in life, success might seem too far off to attain. We look for road maps that might work in our favor, or some blueprint as to how we might best meet our goals. The best lessons often come from the great achievers who came before us. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
Project based learning (PBL) is a dynamic framework in which students actively investigate problems and develop deeper levels of knowledge through self-directed, hands-on application. Introduction Download the White Paper Throughout the history of US public education, policy makers have varied on the goal of education – from developing students as democratic citizens to preparing them for a global economy (Labaree, 1997). No matter the purpose of education, fostering the abil
This simple video makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century skills and competencies (collaboration, communication, critical thinking) that will enable K-12 students to be college and work-ready as well as effective members of their communities. #projectbasedlearning #education #personalizedlearning #video #socialization #heart #passion #enrichment #motivation
Source In the most profound way, integral education is the sibling of integral medicine. Both are founded on a holistic conception of life. Integral education is guided by the insight that humans are born with a unique biological, social, and spiritual identity, that humans both unfold from the dynamic of that unique identity anddevelop through an ongoing interaction between nature and nurture. So integral education begins with the root meaning of the latter word—educere, to
This article explains how Buck Institute of Learning's new Gold Standard Project Based Learning (PBL) model differs from their older model of the "8 Essential Elements of PBL" and why they made the changes. They think people who were familiar with their original model for PBL will find it helpful to learn about why some familiar elements are gone, but be reassured that the changes are an understandable step forward. OLD MODEL for GOLD STANDARD PBL NEW MODEL for GOLD STANDARD
Dennis Littky is the co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Learning and the Met Center in Providence. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban, and rural settings, spanning over 40 years. As an educator, Dennis has a reputation for working up against the edge of convention and out of the box, turning tradition on its head and delivering concrete results. #heart #video #personalizedlearning #education #passion #motivation #pro
We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. Students' expectations constitute the new "rules of engagement" in the relationship that young people want with their schools. Visit www.bigpicture.org or www.leavingtolearn.org for more information. #projectbasedlearning #enrichment #video #education #personalizedlearning #motivation #heart
"Dr. Carson challenged me that the person who has the most control over my life is me. It is time to start thinking really BIG." Check out this interview of a Teen interviewing Dr. Carson about his book You Have A Brain: A Teens Guide to THINK BIG. Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: His father leaving the family; being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school; growing up in inner-city Detroit; and h
How to live a good life? Aristotle’s answer was live virtuously: do what a virtuous person would do. Learn more about Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics explained how to flourish. Narrated by Stephen Fry. Scripted by Nigel Warburton. #character #education #heart #photo
Image credit: Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD The family’s cultural values and standards have a tremendous influence toward the character of the children and in turn, influence student achievement. Developmental psychologist, Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD., created The Compass Advantage™ model as a “visual, research-based, engaging way for families, schools, and communities to apply the principles of positive youth development. A framework for understanding why kids need these inter
The science of raising happily productive kids with Dr. Dona Matthews February 9, 2015 Podcast with Dona Matthews, Expert Dona Matthews presents ample research regarding how to help children flourish into happy and successful adults. Scott guides the interview across a wide array of vital domains including creativity, flow, standardized testing, growth mindsets and the many myths about intelligence. In this episode you will hear about: A more comprehensive definition of intel
Posted by Mindset Editor on Monday, 19 January 2015 in news and tips items We are pleased to share that Dr. Dweck spoke at TEDxNorrkoping in Sweden! In this November 2014 talk, Dr. Dweck discusses a growth mindset and the power of "yet" in schools. Read a short exerpt from her talk below! "So let's talk about equality. In our country, there are groups of students who chronically underperform,for example, children in inner cities, or children on Native American reservations.
By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, students meditate during Mindful Studies class at Wilson High School in Portland, Ore. The year-long course is one of a growing number of programs that are incorporating mindfulness, yoga and meditation into school curriculums to bring socio-emotional benefits to students. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settl