Yes, the year’s end looms over our heads weeks before it actually happens, with accumulating tasks on our to-do list. There is the urgent and the important; the postponed and what we don’t want to carry over to next year, and what would be so nice to finish. In midst of that frenzy it’s easy…

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Some articles just pop up and lead your mind into new  pathways. This happened to me as a recent column came across my desk, published in Forbes by education specialist Tom Vander Ark. He was reflecting on the trends that are reshaping global learning. His focus is mainly on high school education, and he has…

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On Sunday, July 7 the Women’s Soccer Cup tournament played its final game in France. As never before, the stadium was full, and the game was televised and streamed around the world. During half-time, very interesting commercials tailored to the occasion caught my attention. I will comment today on one in particular, by Volkswagen called…

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In my last blog, I reflected on the shift in what has become unacceptable in our society, or in the human community at large.  When we contemplate social injustice, we no longer accept it as “just the way things are”; instead we feel angry or motivated to do something. When we hear about abuses of…

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What picture of the world are educators sharing with their students, doomsday or evolution? I am an educator focused on developing a mindset for sustainability with faculty and students, and I like to point metaphorical flashlights into the unseen corners of our society. My goal is to illuminate the connections of well-known facts (climate change,…

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