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To Fix U.S. Schools, Consider Camfed's Work In Sub-Saharan Africa

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Camfed is an international non-profit that addresses global poverty and inequality by investing in girls’ education. More than 3 million children from some of the poorest rural communities in sub-Saharan …read more Source: Forbes 2

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse: A Video Game That Molds Young Minds

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Nintendo’s newest iteration in the Kirby series, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, takes place in unique world of clay that feels like an interactive clay-animation film. There is a certain …read more Source: Forbes 2

These Are The Ten Best Teachers In The World (None Of Them Are From Finland)

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoThe Global Teacher Prize aims to bring esteem to a profession that remains chronically under appreciated. Inadequate pay and clichés like “those who can’t: teach” reinforce the message that the …read more Source: Forbes 2

5 Things Successful Parents Know About Kids And Money

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoTeaching kids about money is complicated. We want our kids to be responsible savers, but not greedy hoarders. We want them to be generous and philanthropic, but not naïve and …read more Source: Forbes 2

3 Ways To Teach Kids To Think Critically About Video Games

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Thankfully, the discussion of media literacy is very prominent during Superbowl season. At this point, we are used to analyzing the commercials. It must be one of the greatest accomplishments …read more Source: Forbes 2

Ordinary Kids Read As Infrequently As Ordinary Adults: Less Than 5 Books Per Year

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Among parents of children 6-17, almost three-quarters (71%) agree, “I wish my children would do more things that did not involve screen time.” Seeing how as we’re talking about screen …read more Source: Forbes 2

Schools, Teachers, And Inequality: Joel Klein's Memoir Is Complicated

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor When Joel Klein sent me his new book, Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools, I realized I was finally going to have to learn a bit about the …read more Source: Forbes 2

Children Internalize Parents' Guilt About Screen Time

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor My nine-year-old son’s teacher told me that when they talked about New Year’s resolutions in school he announced that he wanted to play less video games this year. Many parents …read more Source: Forbes 2

Duolingo For Schools May Change The EdTech Market

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Duolingo for schools offers a window into the future of education technology. It shows us how interactive digital technologies can be used to create a more equitable educational landscape, not …read more Source: Forbes 2

Another Bad Year For Higher Education

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor At the end of each semester, college and graduate students fill out evaluation forms. In theory, these “student feedback forms” provide students with an opportunity to assess their learning experiences. …read more Source: Forbes 2