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Meaning is the new dream job

The one thing we all want in a job, we’re not getting: meaning.

The value of your work should not be determined by your paycheck, but by the amount of happiness you spread and the amount of meaning you give.

We look very much forward to meeting the global community of education innovators at LEGO Foundation’s #LEGOIdea2018 next week in Denmark 💫

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Do try at home 😀

"Next time you're about to throw out an appliance, don't. Take it apart with your kid."

"Kids will figure out how to do the most dangerous thing they can." This doesn't have to be a bad thing when it comes to learning in or out of the classroom. In this talk Gever Tulley encourages us all to allow flames of curiosity in our kids to be fanned and fed rather than forced to face the fire ...

When neuroscience meets education...

Applying neuroscientific research to the classroom is a new and exciting endeavor. Researchers in education, neuroscience, ...psychology, genetics, technology, and other disciplines of relevance to education are starting to work together to paint a rich picture of all aspects of teaching and learning. But expanding our understanding of the scientific foundations of learning is just one part of the story.

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Thanks to ever-advancing technologies that allow us to image the thinking brain, we know more than ever before about how students learn. But it’s not easy to translate these findings to the classroom.

The magic of storytelling 💫

“Reading to young children helps to build and maintain synapses, making the brain stronger and healthier. This has a favorable effect not only on cognition and mental capacity, but also on social skills.”

Rana Dajani

How reading to refugee children can foster their development and recovery

What makes the book especially endearing is that Stephen Hawking co-wrote it with his daughter Lucy

Another reason to love Stephen Hawking: The little-known children's book about time travel he co-wrote with his daughter

A pig and a supercomputer walk into a black hole…

Welcome to the great floating tribe 🤗💫

Our sense of belonging often comes from shared memories of collective experience. What will my multicultural daughter identify with?

We are big fans of Sir Ken Robinson. How about you?

"Teaching is a creative profession, not a delivery system. Great teachers mentor, stimulate, provoke, engage."

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

There is no such job as “math” 😀

At schools in Finland, students aren't left to wonder how their education will be useful in real life.

Finland hopes a simple change to how students learn math, science, and other topics could help kids prepare for the real world.

Playtime matters 💫

“Play is not a specific activity, it’s an approach to learning, an engaged, fun, curious way of discovering your world”…/fa…/taking-playtime-seriously.html Via The New York Times

Experts say it’s essential to give kids time and space to play.
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Early Learning - Everyone Benefits

‘Crying is a healthy and necessary way for children to express their feelings. By saying “stop crying” we send the message that their feelings are not important..., not valid, silly, or annoying.’

Everyone benefits when we invest in the early years. Sign up to show your support for the campaign and to stay updated with how we achieve change:

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Every child is a creative genius 💫

How many ways can you use a paperclip?

Where can your kids learn creativity and critical thinking? The answer is simpler than you think

A great question to ask as a parent: “If your day would be a song, what would it be? “ 🎼 🙌

Just don’t.

Making space for real life learning 🙌💫

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Do you speak blockchain? 😄

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We challenged this blockchain researcher to explain the technology to children. Here's how it went.

Soft skills matter 💫

"When asked which skills the children of today will need to develop to keep their jobs safe from automation, employers often highlight so-called “soft skills”, ...a suite of attributes that include social abilities like networking, communication, negotiation, team-building and problem-solving." via World Economic Forum…/countries-children-soft-skills-jo…

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This is where children are learning the 'soft skills' to one day compete with rising automation.