The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF) is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster young leaders from around the world with strong ethical and altruistic values to face the challenges of tomorrow in a network of schools in India and 13 …
From July 21st-25th, 2014 the Harvard Graduate School of Education hosted Project Zero Classroom (PZC), an institute for educators to delve into Project Zero concepts and see how they can better understand and meet their students’ needs as learners. Plenary sessions and mini-courses during the institute focused on topics such as creativity, comprehension, causal thinking, global understanding, and ethics.
Graduation season has just wrapped up, and the Good Project has put together a collection of some of our favorite quotes from this year’s commencement speakers.
After learning about the Good Project, I also found that its promotion of responsibility, community, and empathy resonated with one of my big ideas: intergenerational integration.
When the militant group, Boko Haram, abducted hundreds of Nigerian school girls last month, the major news outlets began to report the story. Yet worldwide awareness of the crisis didn’t reach a tipping point until the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls began to circulate across Twitter and Facebook.
A pervasive narrative portrays contemporary youth as more plugged-in to their social networks than into social issues. Stand Up!: 75 Young Activists Who Rock the World And How You Can, Too! makes a case for the converse through its collection of stories about young people dedicated to making a difference.
This year’s commencement season saw many eminent speakers providing advice to graduates across the country. We found many connections between themes presented in commencement speeches this year to concepts we are working with at The Good Project. In our research on Quality, …
In Scotland, our new Curriculum for Excellence is intended to enable all young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, and effective contributors to society. Initial guidelines for Literacy and English appeared in 2008, claiming that “the important skills of critical literacy” were being foregrounded in the new curriculum.
The first GoodWork Conference was last weekend in Dedham, Massachusetts. The conference focused on developing responsible, caring and balanced youth and included inspiring speakers including Howard Gardner, Bill Damon, Eric Liu, Damien Woetzel and more. In the coming weeks, we will post a series of reflections by PZers and our colleagues on the conference, highlighting key moments and takeaways from the exciting 3 day event.
Beyond Kim Kardashian on the Middle East: Patterns of Social Engagement among Civically-Oriented Youth
In November 2012, in the midst a particularly tumultuous time between Israel and Palestine, Kim Kardashian tweeted, “Praying for everyone Israel.” Boasting more than 15 million followers, Kardashian is one of the 10 most followed people on the Twitter (at one point in 2012 she had more followers than President Obama, though he has now surpassed her).