Problem Solving, Systems Thinking, Hacking: Violence, Education, Jobs

I’ve been working on this article for a week. The way I create articles is to draw from graphics and articles I’ve created in the past, and to point to articles, videos and graphics created by others who communicate an idea more effectively than I do.… Continue reading

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New Plan for Chicago – Join In

I’ve been following a Chicago Tribune series titled “A New Plan of Chicago” since last October when it was launched. Sunday’s article focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans…. I encourage you to read it and other articles in this series and engage people in your own family, business and faith network in this process. Continue reading

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What are we doing?! We will all pay for these broken strategies — for generations to come! Time for some new goals!

From DSC:
Some very frustrated reflections after reading:

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Final notes from 1/24-25 National Mentoring Summit

I received an email from MENTOR today announcing that photos, videos and workshop presentations are now available at this link.

I’ve been working on a final recap expressing some of my observations. I wrote here and here… showing some of the people I met and comments I heard. Continue reading

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Could this be a new purpose/goal within K-12, higher ed, and the training departments out there? [Christian]


From DSC:
First, what prompted the questions and reflections that are listed below?  For that, I turn to some recent items that I ran across involving the use of robotics and whether that may or may not be affecting employment:


 

The work of Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee; for example their book Race Against the Machine

Excerpt of description:

But digital innovation has also changed how the economic pie is distributed, and here the news is not good for the median worker.…

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The University’s Dilemna [by Tim Laseter, Strategy & Business]

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From DSC:
With thanks going out to Ross Dawson for his recent tweet on this.

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Naming Rights? Why not?


In a previous article I wrote about MOOCs, or massive on-line organized learning communities. These are part of a series of articles focused on learning….

When we created the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993 our aim was to “collect and organize all we could find related to volunteer-based non-school tutoring/mentoring” and how such programs could contribute to workforce development and social justice. Continue reading

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Changing NCLB standards abandons kids in poverty

Did you see the article last week in the Chicago Tribune about changing No Child Left Behind (NCLB)… to a standard that would measure student progress each year rather than demand that all students meet the same standards?

The article includes a quote that says “There are things that get in the way of learning that schools have no control over.” To me, this let’s the teacher and the school off the hook! Continue reading

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