Saturday, March 3, 2012

Some Great Links

My friend Bill in New York City sent me some very interesting links: 
(March 15, 2012) Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders
Education is recognized around the globe as a driver of economic growth and social change, and it is high-quality teaching that enables students to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century. At the 2012 Summit, participants will examine how to improve teacher preparation and the development of school leaders to better address the needs and expectations of today's and tomorrow's learning environments. This year's theme, Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders, was chosen based on feedback from many of last year's participants and will build upon the conversation that was started in 2011. 
What enables some countries' education systems to succeed in the global knowledge economy? Vivien Stewart, senior advisor to Asia Society, offers advice to districts and states based on the lessons in her new book, A World-Class Education: Lessons from International Models of Excellence and Innovation
An essay that explores ways in which the American undergraduate college can provide students with opportunities for understanding, appreciating, and practicing the meditative and contemplative disciplines.
We always love to hear about what's happening in the world of education and welcome your input.

I don't know who took this photo in Africa but I wish
I could give them credit for sharing such a wonderful image.

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