A chart on new business creation

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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A world map with people's faces on it

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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Photo of old rusty car in grassy field

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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  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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Your Career Path Wasn’t Mapped Out Ahead of Time. Our Kids’ Won’t Be Either. But We CAN Prepare Them. Imagine being handed a plan, a prescription of steps to take if you will, at the age of 16 or 17 that will get you to age 30, or 45, or 65. It’s laughable, and kind of depressing to…

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Okay, so you get the concept of differentiation and its role in helping students think about where they belong in society. (Haven’t read Part 1 of this series? Click here.) Your dreams are different from mine, so our kids’ dreams differ from each other child’s as well. Where, then, do we start differentiating for real life? Answer:…

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