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Why Leaders Eat Last

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In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.”

Right side of the brain school report card?

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Accountancy firm Ernst and Young in 2015 removed degree classification from the entry criteria for its hiring programmes. They found “no evidence” that success at university was correlated with achievement at the workplace. Laszlo Bock, Google’s former Senior Vice-President of People Operations for the last decade, has said that while good grades don’t hurt, they’re “worthless as a criteria for hiring.” He said that hirers should be “less concerned about grades and transcripts and more interested in how you think.? Both companies, and many more who have followed their lead, are saying loud and clear to educators “your education model [...]

Is the Philippine’s model of mandatory values education in schools the solution?

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This is an exclusive interruption  We had the honor on meeting also last month Francis Jim Tuscano, nominated as one of the top 50 teachers for the Globe; Teachers Prize in Dubai. He stood out immediately and we got curious when he announced that he was a values teachers which was very typical in local Filippo schools. The following is our interview with him about values education in the Philippines. How long ago was the values curriculum designed and how often is it update , if at all , to deal with the challenges facing youth today? The values education was added as a separate subject in the Philippine education curriculum under the Values Education Framework program of Dr. Lourdes [...]

Three Moves that can be Game-Changing for Education

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This article originally appeared modified in the Khaleej Times. At the UAE Education Public Policy Forum this past month, hosted by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, the room voted in majority and sent the following message to the present Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Education: Public education quality should be the same as private education; It is the schools who are responsible for educating youths to fit the job market; The curriculum being taught is primarily to blame for students not being prepared for the workforce. We live in a world where an Uber self-driving car will soon drive by us on highways. The innovation highway of the transportation sector should be on [...]

Video- The Future of Learning

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The Future of Learning looks at the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as world renowned experts and educators talk about the potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students’ needs and self expression.

Debate Competition encouraging Divergent Thinking

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Founded in 2006, World Scholars Cup is a non-profit organisation providing an opportunity for middle and high school students around the world to organize to discuss and debate on high profile, avant-gardist topics derived from a yearly theme. At the 2017 World Scholars Cup, students presented passionate views on wireless electricity, the Moai statues of Rapa Nui, Pablo Neruda’s Ode to an Artichoke poem, Ragnarok, Gerald Laing’s “Convertible” and Predictive Modelling.  Each subject content is systematically presented to ensure alignment in discussion/debate panels, but with many alternatives for student to choose their approach angle, still leaving room for creativity [...]

Podcast-Predicting the Future

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  TED speakers make some bold predictions and explain how our future lives might look. Technology leader Nicholas Negroponte looks back on predictions he made in 1984, with surprising accuracy. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon says in the future, we’ll be able to grow replacement organs. Entrepreneur Richard Resnick says faster genome sequencing will revolutionize how we treat disease. Global security consultant Marc Goodman explains how advancing technology will change how we fight crime. GPS expert Todd Humphreys forecasts the future of geo-locators and how it will change our notions of privacy. Sebastian Thrun says we will see more driverless cars on the road in the next decade, and [...]

UBER-izing Education…the next big thing?

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Originally published by the Varkey Foundation.  How many cars and buses are daily moving kids back and forth to concrete basecamps? How much of a parent’s focus and presence at work is interrupted by the movement of their children to and from school? Would you agree that schools are not sending us back happy well balance children equipped with character related, real-life and academic skills which the positive education movement advocates are needed? Interrupting traditional education is on every hacker’s mind. Elon Musk created AD Astra. James Cameron wife created the Muse School. My Growing Leaders Foundation has been offering schools in Dubai and Trinidad and Tobago leadership, soft [...]