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David Ross is a global education consultant and former CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21). Follow him on Twitter: @DavidPBLRoss

The Persistence of Misconceptions

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David Ross, formerly the Senior Director for the Buck Institute for Education and CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, continues a monthly series chronicling his decision to go from classroom to boardroom and back again.  In this edition, he focuses on the rugged persistence of misconceptions.

Teaching in the Time of Fire

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David Ross examines how Northern California wildfires have impacted teaching and learning and shares strategies for how to lessen the trauma of power outages, evacuations, and pervasive fear.

The 3 Preconditions of PBL

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The lure of the classroom is a monthly series chronicling the author’s decision to go from classroom to boardroom and back again. In this third edition, he focuses on the preconditions for doing high-quality PBL.

The Future of Work Fits Some Employees and Students to a ‘T’

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Employees with T-shaped skill sets are in demand. Schools and colleges can evolve instructional practices and course design to help graduates develop T-shaped skill sets.
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Can Learning Be Both Powerful and Boring?

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By: David Ross A couple of weeks ago, I opened the door to my new classroom and faced a line of sixth...
The Lure of the Classroom

The Lure of the Classroom

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In 1994 I made what many of my colleagues considered a foolish choice: I quit a successful career in journalism to...

Developing Skills for School, Work and Life Requires a Systematic Approach

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Current research demonstrates that all learners develop college and career skills in a wave pattern that ebbs and flows, but constantly pushes forward to higher levels of expertise. David Ross explores this and other skill development models.

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