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Our Future First

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If you follow me onTwitter,Instagram, orFacebook, chances are you have seen my usage of #OurFutureFirst, but what does it mean? What and who does it apply to? Why am I using it when posting about political, global, and educational issues? What is the point? I came up with the phrase “Our Future First” when discussing […]

Literature Offers Lessons for the Heart As Well As the Head

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When teachers assign student reading, it’s not usually the social-emotional domain that’s the focus of the activity. But if we’re to address the whole child, we have to be aware that books have an impact on students’ hearts as well as their heads. That’s the focus of an article titled “Literature’s Emotional Lessons,” written by […]

What If Surfboards + Wet Suits Were The Key to Supporting Disadvantaged Youth #VibeEdu

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This is just one in a series of ongoing posts on the educational innovations in Israel. You can see additional coveragehere. When you think of disadvantaged youth, it’s not uncommon for images of teenagers hanging on the streets, drugs, incarceration and a dead end future to come to mind. But what if there was a […]

Education towards global competence in the 21st century

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Last week saw the inaugural education conference at my school’s parent university, the first Srinakharinwirot University Conference in Education (SWUICE). The theme of the conference was ‘Education towards global competence in the 21st century’. The keynote speech on the first day was given byProfessor Roger Moltzen, Dean of Education atWaikato University, New Zealand. Professor Moltzen […]

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