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21st Century Learning for 21st Century Learners

Patrick Newell is an educator and activist who recently posted a terrific video online. He makes the simple case that the current attitude in education is preparing kids for the past, and he offers a basis for education that is … Continue reading

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In the Media: Become More Enterprising

Over the past few weeks, I’ve collected links that make clear the need for education programs that encourage young people to become more enterprising. Our work here at Life Well Spent puts into practice some of the ideas that have … Continue reading

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Students decide what happens in their Classroom

Here’s a terrific video that describes what it can look like when students take ownership for what happens in their classrooms. and a Ted Talk that tells the story of rural students using design process to use the community as … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Entrepreneurship Week

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, and so this week many are using this as reason to celebrate the spirit and efforts of entrepreneurs. In Toronto, Ryerson is hosting a range of events through their Start Me Up program. And the SociaLight Entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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Follow Another and Discover Your Own: Underground Market

Sometimes great projects develop by trying to walk a path set out by someone else. That’s how Hassel Aviles got the idea to start the Toronto Underground Market. “What started as a passion project for me is becoming a community movement.” San … Continue reading

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Take Time With Your Music

I love stories where people make things happen. I find it inspiring to know that, with an inclination and the willingness to breathe life into the unknown, these are steps that most anyone can take. Bill Simmons, who is sometimes … Continue reading

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Projects to Consider: Write a Letter

One of my girlfriend’s favorite memories is to recount the morning she went out to her bike and found a love letter attached to the handlebars. It was in the time before we were dating, and someone had recently broken … Continue reading

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Projects to Consider: Record Your Grandparents’ Stories

My grandparents passed years ago, and I’m so glad we asked them to sit down and write out some details about their lives while they were still living. Actually, it was my mom’s mother who did most of the writing, … Continue reading

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Projects to Consider: Playlists

David Byrne started making music in the 1970s as the lead singer of Talking Heads. He has remained an icon in the word of independent arts, and in part, has continued to contribute by posting a monthly playlist of other people’s music. … Continue reading

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Projects to Consider: 48-Hour Film Challenge

A couple of weeks back, a collection of Torontonians got together for a film competition where each team had little money and one weekend to make a movie. Called The Lo-Fi, Sci-Fi film challenge, the competition relied on the energy and … Continue reading

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