Lifelong Learning

SEL & Mindset

Why Students Need Practical Skills and How to Teach Them

If practical skills are so important, why are they hardly present in today’s curriculum? Many schools are doing their best, but with today’s emphasis on high stakes testing, practical skills do not receive the time and attention they deserve. This post explores some inspirational ideas.

SEL & Mindset

Mindset, and the Power of “Yet”

For me, the “Power of Yet” poster has been a powerful strategy. Such a simple reminder to persevere can be the difference between a student who gives up and one who routinely concludes that understanding will come with more effort, questions, or use of additional strategies.

Future of Work

How Big Data Can Inform the Future of Re-Skilling

A conundrum often cited in the current debate on the future of work is the contention that ‘not every displaced coal miner will be able to become a software engineer.” Essentially, this rhetorically charged argument asks: how do you get someone from point A to point B?

Future of Learning

10 Current and Emerging Trends in Adult Learning

We live in a world where the unexpected is the norm, and the only thing we can really be sure of in the future is that change will occur rapidly. What does this mean for adult learning? Here are 10 current and emerging trends.