In my last blog I mentioned how  every day I was discovering new things that COVID was teaching me, and ended with a thought-provoking question: What insights and discoveries are you making? So let’s take it a few steps further. Ninety-three year old Chilean philosopher Gaston Soublette observes that our civilization is increasingly being externalized,…

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I recently watched a video recorded by a driver touring the elegant district in mid-Manhattan around Fifth and Madison Avenues. For six minutes he was showing the boarded-up landmark shops of Gucci, Versace, Breitling and the likes. I had never realized how many high-end shops there were there. Some may have been boarded up because…

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Over the past weeks, I have been reflecting on my next theme for this blog. The last one, months ago, suddenly became obsolete since it was written in the pre-COVID era, and the world is no longer the same! Like so many, I have been dedicating a great deal of time to taking in the…

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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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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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