Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Passions Lead to Professions for Home-Schooled Children

Source: Daily Mail (UK), Apr 2013 A mother who home-schools her ten children in Montgomery, Alabama, has opened up about how six of them began their college degrees by the age of 12. Those of the Harding siblings who have already graduated from college have gone on to become a doctor, an architect, a spacecraft …

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Sleep Reinforces Learning

Source: Science Daily, Feb 2013 During sleep, our brains store what we have learned during the day — a process even more effective in children than in adults, new research shows.   It is important for children to get enough sleep. Children’s brains transform subconsciously learned material into active knowledge while they sleep — even …

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Scott Barry Kaufman on Passion, Inspiration, Play, and Creativity

Source: The Creativity Post, Apr 2013  

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From a Skills Economy to a Passion Economy

Source: Creativity Post, Apr 2013 We are subtly moving from a skills economy to a passion economy, where the primary function of organizations is not to direct work, but to focus passion and purpose.  Formal legal entities, while still important, will be subservient to communities of meaning, which will transcend barriers of formalism.

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World’s 1st “Lego School” encourages Creativity, Play & Flow

Source: Metro News (UK), Apr 2013 Danish students will be given the building blocks for a bright future when the world’s first ‘Lego school’ opens its doors later this year. The International School of Billund will provide high-quality academic programmes for students aged three to 16 from August. Backed by the toy manufacturer’s owner, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, …

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Promoting STEM with Young Ladies

Source: Forbes, Apr 2013 Female leaders in STEM need to serve as role models for future generations of women. We must continue to set the stage for progress by highlighting and elevating deserving women in STEM, who in turn will serve as future role models. We must also continue to share our experiences and the …

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Encouraging Students Outside their Comfort Zone

Source: Forbes, Apr 2013 (see source’s comment section for my comment) In an increasingly competitive, cautious and accelerated world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards. … no worthwhile aspiration can be accomplished from …

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The Future Project

Source: Forbes, Apr 2013 (see the source’s comments section for my comment) The model is simple: The Future Project dispatches full-time Dream Directors — highly trained, world-class leaders and entrepreneurs — into high schools and charges them with mobilizing a coalition of students and staff who channel their passions to build student-led Future Projects (campaigns, …

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OCPS ES Minimum Core: 500 & Digital Curriculum

Source: OCPS Board Meeting, Apr 2013 Apr 25, 2013 – School Board Work Session 4:00 PM  

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Hear Alexander Graham Bell Speak

Source: Smithsonian website, May 2013 On June 20, 2012, at the Library of Congress, a team including Haber, Stephens and Alyea was transfixed as it listened to the inventor himself : “In witness whereof—hear my voice, Alexander Graham Bell.” http://media.smithsonianmag.com/audio/alexander-graham-bell.mp3

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