Design Thinking and Social Change

E. E. Cummings wrote: In 2008, ASB hosted our first Un-Plugged Conference. The conference was born with a two-fold purpose: To showcase, to the world, the ways in which ASB integrates technology into the learning process of our students To engage ASB’s educators in a conversation about the relevant trends … Continue reading

Finding the Right School For Your Children

Originally published on September 22, 2013. After receiving several enticing responses on excellence in education, I thought today I should touch on “school choice.” The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a global leader in research and advocacy for educational excellence, recently published the results of their survey: What Parents Want: Education Preferences … Continue reading

21st Century Excellence in Education

This morning I awoke to the music my wife was listening to whilst running on the treadmill. It was Irene Cara singing her iconic song “Fame.” A song about kids with big dreams; dreams of being famous entertainers. The song goes like this: I’m gonna live forever  I’m gonna learn … Continue reading

A PLC in Mumbai

The 11th of November is “National Education Day” in India, and the 14th is “Children’s Day.” The dates for these two events were chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Maulana Abul  Kalam Azad (an eminent educationist and a great leader of India’s freedom  struggle), and Jawaharlal Nehru (India’s first PM) respectively. So, it is fitting … Continue reading

Coming of Age

Earlier this week I had a dream in which I was speaking Hindi.  I’m not sure what I said in the dream, since I don’t understand Hindi, but I was most certainly speaking Hindi. India has not only infiltrated my dreams, it’s everywhere. And the longer I spend in Mumbai, … Continue reading

Tweets: My Most-Recent Dozen

Below are my last 13 tweets; a baker’s dozen. I post them here, collectively, because when read back-to-back, rather than every other day, they paint a different and perhaps a more interesting picture. Clean up the filth & litter, cut corruption by 50% and India emerges as 1 of the … Continue reading

Bombs Help Build The 21st Century Curriculum

21st Century Curriculum–Designed by 3 Bomb Blasts in Mumbai: Indian authorities have confirmed that on July 13th there were three explosions in Mumbai: At the Opera House district, Jhaveri Bazar, and at Dadar West. India, as we all know—and that’s why many of us have chosen to live, work, and … Continue reading