A 21st Century Education – Technology Not Required

A 21st Century Education – Technology Not Required

This post originally ran in February 2017. We are rerunning it because of its relevance to the discussion we should be having about what post-pandemic education should looks like for all students. Whether in school or learning at home. Nearly everyone agrees – students today require a 21st century education. Defining what a 21st century education actually is and what…

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Relationships + Meaningful Work -> Engagement -> Learning

Relationships + meaningful work -> engagement -> learning

I’m pleased to refer our readers over to a recent opinion piece by journalism professors Andrea Gabor and Vera Haller at CUNY’s Baruch College in New York on what they learned during the spring’s quick pivot to remote learning. I was struck by what they found worked in remote education: They kept lectures to a minimum and used videoconferencing more…

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Google And Our Education Caste System

Google and our education caste system

Google, with much fanfare, recently announced "three new Google Career Certificates in the high-paying, high-growth career fields of Data Analytics, Project Management, and User Experience (UX) Design. Like our IT Support and Automation in Python Certificates, these new career programs are designed and taught by Google employees who work in these fields." They further announced they would provide "100,000 need-based…

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Lessons From Michigan’s Hot 50 Jobs

Lessons from Michigan’s Hot 50 jobs

Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives recently released their 2018-2028 employment projections by occupation and industry. Also released was their Michigan's Hot 50 Job Outlook Through 2028. Which lists the 50 occupations over the next decade that most combine high demand and high wages. High wage in this case means an occupation with median wages above the…

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High-density, High-amenity Neighborhoods Are Not Going Away

High-density, high-amenity neighborhoods are not going away

As we explored in my last post from the beginning of our republic there has been predictions of the coming demise of high-density big cities. All of them have been wrong. The same is almost certain to be the case of today's post-pandemic predictions of doom for big cities. There are two main reasons why those predictions are always wrong.…

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