We Need More Innovators – I Know Where To Find Them

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Not only is the innovation/start-up/incubator world a significant sector of the global and many local economies, as the source of new business, it is also the best indicator to show us what our future will look like. Unfortunately for all of us, growth in this sector has been slowing. As an educator, I am concerned with preparing…

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Join my Team! Let’s DISRUPT Education and (Un)Employment!

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Want to SOLVE the IMPENDING #UnemploymentCrisis? Want to #DisruptEducation? JOIN MY START-UP TEAM! For the past 9 months I have been building an experiment – a global virtual classroom to prove 2 things: That it is not only viable to teach students #EmployabilitySkills, they are begging for a new way to learn these skills that…

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Stop Saying Education is the Solution to Poverty

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I have spent my career in the field of education, spanning the United States and several parts of the world. So often, I have heard leaders, “experts” and institutions make the claim that “education is the key to ending poverty.” This is only part of the answer and it will not work alone. There are…

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Five Key Post-Secondary Preparations

  Bridging The Greatest Opportunity Divide The heart of Amy Carrier’s model and mission. This work is copyrighted 2012-2016 © Perhaps the greatest opportunity divide that exists for all American K-12 public school students is the unsupported transition between high school and adulthood. Students are ill-prepared and sent into the world without adequate knowledge, skills, and…

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YOU Play A Role In Preventing Childhood Trauma

  The entire community is responsible for a child’s well-being. Everything is about relationships. Our interpersonal relationships with children are those that most people are aware of. However, as adults, there is a communal relationship we have to children that most people are unaware of – and in many ways, it is one that is just as…

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A Call To Action for All Grown-ups

Dear Awesome Grown-up, Do you know how important you are?   You are important for many reasons. You do important work, you make a difference in the lives of those you love, and you’re so darned witty – and generally more so on Friday nights for some reason. You’re important to your team at work. You’re…

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