I apologize for another long post. However, I’m trying to tie several streams of thought together. I hope you’ll follow and add your own thinking.
Last Sunday I read an article in the Chicago Tribune… titled “Pope wants more focus on poor.” I’ve been working on a story about this all week. Continue reading
I’ve written many articles in the past about learning and network building… and since mid January I’ve been part of an Education Technology and Media MOOC #ETMOOC where more than 1600 people are gathering on-line to share ideas about learning, digital story telling, on-line collaboration, etc. Continue reading
I posted this article… yesterday showing how I think events like #ETMOOC can provide a learning process connecting authors of books in a library, or links in a web library. Today, I’m headed out to Washington, DC for the Mentor Summit, but wanted to post this follow up. Continue reading
We’re going into summer and many people will be near lakes and oceans. How many of you will be building sand castles? Have you ever stopped to think how many grains of sand go into just one small sand castle?
What if you were just one of those grains of sand and you were trying to pull the rest together into one of these?… Continue reading
My friend Phil Jackson of The Black Star Project sent his email newsletter this morning. It included a story I pointed to Friday, about Education Redlining in New York City. It also included a story titled “Half of UK’s young Black males are unemployed….”
With the big NATO meeting in Chicago today, and the G-8 meeting in Washington last week, I was prompted to create this graphic to suggest a type of platform that might connect those who are writing about bad news with those who are in the field leading organizations and schools that are trying to prepare youth to be the next generation of workers, along with CEOs and leaders, and those who are in decision-making seats right now and control the flow and distribution of resources needed to pay for what we do to shape our future. Continue reading
Leaders of NATO and aligned nations are in Chicago this week and will try to reach agreement on some big decisions. Do you think they do all the thinking, planning, brainstorming just while the leaders get together for a few days?… Continue reading
Often I learn to understand what I’ve been doing by seeing how others present similar ideas. Over the past few years I’ve followed many people who share ideas in a variety of blogs, web sites, videos, social media sites, etc. I’ve pointed to many on my own blog and web site and even collect some of the links in my web library.… Continue reading
This New York Times blog article about the Planet Under Pressure conference contains a Debategraph map that outlines the topics of the conference.
I’ve written about the need for massive online learning communities to connect people interested in poverty, education, workforce development, racial justice, etc. Continue reading
I attended a STEM Education Summit in the Chicago area on Friday, hosted at Oak Park/River Forest High School. While the speakers at this Summit were not talking about the high school drop out crisis…, which I’ve written about in past articles, they were talking about a workforce crisis that will result from baby-boomers retiring and not enough young people preparing to go into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related careers. Continue reading
This year has been one of disruptive change for me and the Tutor/Mentor Connection. I turned 65 on Dec. 19… and while many of my peers are retiring soon (or already retired) I’m launching a new business to support the growth of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in high poverty areas of mega cities like Chicago. Continue reading