Listed here are 15 essential life skills that determine your success yet aren’t part of a typical school curriculum, although they really ought to be.
I am a little unusual for an academic futurist, in that I am also an “intuitive”. Besides writing and researching, and gaining the preferred academic qualifications (a doctorate related to the discipline), I also spent many years working on the intuitive and emotional dimensions of mind. It’s not so easy to develop both the intellect […]
“With the opportunity of online learning coming on,…what we talk about is shifting from this factory model system to a student-centered one that personalizes for each and every child,” says Michael Horn. Horn believes that customizing education to each student’s individual needs is key for both motivation and learning.
With nearly 3,000 votes cast, the results of Prospect’s world thinkers 2015 poll are now in. Voters came to the Prospect website in large numbers through Twitter and Facebook, and from many countries around the world. The top 10 of last year’s poll was dominated by thinkers—including the winner, economist and philosopher Amartya Sen—whose work focused on the social, political and environmental challenges posed by economic growth in the developing world.
One day in the mid-1970s a freckle-faced nine-year old boy walked into an unremarkable public school classroom in Taree, a small town on the east coast of Australia. He sat down by himself. He was a quiet, shy boy who had been taught that his voice did not matter. These things he had learned from […]
Teach your children to discover their own hearts and beliefs, and you will not have become a substitute source of their power, but rather empowered them to know themselves. Teach your children the importance of love for humanity and the planet and all her life so that they may see past the rigid lines people and groups all over the world draw between right and wrong.
As a former teacher who spent 7 years in the system, one of the things that really bugs me about today’s schools is the undercurrent of fear and control-based social conditioning that they subject our children to. Yes, our children do learn valuable skills and information, but often at the cost of their overall health and prosperity. Our schools, while they do indeed try, ultimately fail to fully harness the power of today’s young minds because they emphasize routine, discipline and testing over exploration, compassion and innovation.
A public elementary school is abolishing traditional homework assignments and telling kids to play instead — outraging parents who say they may pull their kids out of the school. Teachers at P.S. 116 on East 33rd Street have stopped assigning take-home math worksheets and essays, and are instead encouraging students to read books and spend time with their family, according to a letter the school’s principal, Jane Hsu, sent to parents last month.
The more I ponder about life, the more I come to one solid realization: The biggest curse and predicament of modern Man is forgetfulness. Like a creeping malaise, forgetfulness has seeped through all of Man’s being and doing. Individually, collectively, historically or culturally, we are spellbound to forget.
I think we are all in this subconscious believe that time is our relentless enemy that is always racing against us, stealing moments of our lives away. And this in turn causes us to be somewhat anxious and to hurry along; eager to squeeze the most we can out of every single day, which actually lets these moments pass through our awareness with little to no attention at all. We think we are doing our best to manage our time, but my friend, time is but an illusion.
This post follows part 1, which you will find in last Saturday’s Conscious Life News (Feb 22, 2015). Higher education Higher education today represents a clear example of the way that mind and imbalanced rationalism dominate our world. Our universities are full of clever people who are largely unconscious. Most teaching and research is […]