Contributed by Myrna Lapres Today, almost one-half the world’s population is 25 years old or younger. Ready or not, they will lead our world into the future. Members of Generation Y (Millennials born between 1984-2000) and Generation Z (Centennials born between 2001-2018) are hungry to change the world and as parents, teachers, and mentors, we can help them. Both generations are influenced by less than ideal parenting styles (overparenting, paranoid parenting, permissive pare
Our students are encouraged to use their talents and passions for others and to contribute to making a better world. May the examples and stories on this site make you want to come back for more. Launched in 2001, Ambassadors for Peace® is the largest and most diverse network of peace leaders. They come from all walks of life representing many races, religions, nationalities, and cultures, and commit to: Stand on the common ground of universal moral principles, promoting reco
LearnStorm is Khan Academy's free, back-to-school program that gives teachers a powerful way to jump start the school year. By combining growth–mindset activities and lesson-aligned practice, LearnStorm drives mastery of core academic skills, motivates classrooms, and builds students’ confidence. Sign-ups open on August 13 and the programs kicks-off on September 4. Learn more at https://learnstorm.khanacademy.org/ Or Start Learning Now here. #mindset #homeschooling #personali
The GGS Positive Education model can be thought of as a road map of what people want for themselves, the students and their children. Good health, frequent positive emotions, supportive relationships, a sense of purpose and meaning, and moments of complete immersion and absorption – a life where a person uses their character strengths in ways that support the self and others, and that has flourishing at the heart. For more about the science behind this model, see the literatu
Amishi Jha explains the benefits of mindfulness training in her talk “Taming Your Wandering Mind.” Dr. Amishi Jha has a Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis, post-doctoral training in brain imaging at Duke University, and was a faculty member at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania prior to her current post at the University of Miami. Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based trainin
Sir Ken Robinson has spent the better part of the last four decades visiting schools that work. In Creative Schools (and in many of his previous works), Sir Ken shares out his learning so that we might all become better educators by exposure. Big Picture Learning has always been proud of the creative schools that make up their network; but they’re humble enough to know that there is much to learn from other creative schools around the nation and around the world. #enrichment
Education. The foundation of society and human progression. Today’s society has progressed rapidly due to technology, but education has remained, in many ways, stagnant. Allan wants to present a change in how we learn to match our ever evolving society, in an idea that totally won’t spark some copyright lawsuits from Khan Academy.
Allan is a senior at Mission Vista High who is passionate about the power of people to make a difference. At school he is a leader in Academic Te
Watch this 4 minute video on the education outcomes that matter most and rethinking STEM, produced by Pricewaterhouse Coopers on the education outcomes that matter most and the importance of re-thinking STEM THE BOOK: Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World A Groundbreaking Book on Innovation Education expert Tony Wagner and documentary filmmaker Robert Compton have teamed up to produce a powerful new book about developing an innovation-drive
Every student at Nashville Big Picture High School spends two days a week at a real-world internship that ignites their passion for learning. #happiness #motivation #enrichment #passion #creativity #video #personalizedlearning #education
Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, u
Wondering what positive education? The International Positive Education Network (IPEN) has gathered experts in the field to explain what positive education is in one sentence. Hear from Dr. Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology, and more. #happiness #motivation #passion #character #video #heart #education #enrichment
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
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
Use engaging videos to create customized lessons. You can adapt and edit any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch around any YouTube video.
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The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key. When students or adults see their abilities as fixed, whether they think they're naturals or just not built for a certain domain, they avoid challenge and lose interest when things get hard. Conversely, when they understand that abilities ar
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
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