The Good Project is a large scale effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work – work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners – and to determine how best to increase the incidence of good work in our society.
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- Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy, came to speak at HGSE last week, and we found his endeavors to be great... http://t.co/gXXxPILwA3 07:51:40 PM May 16, 2013 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy, gave a talk at an Askwith Forum last week, and we found that his endeavors are... http://t.co/qCxTO0cYEj 07:47:34 PM May 16, 2013 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Opportunity to learn more about The Good Play Project and Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship... http://t.co/5B95MExT7g 03:34:10 PM May 15, 2013 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Today at Harvard, Joe Badaracco of Harvard Business School will be giving a talk on "The Hard Challenges of Moral... http://t.co/i56A1ighuC 01:38:09 PM May 15, 2013 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Quandary is an online game that teaches ethical decision-making and has been mapped for areas of Common Core... http://t.co/m5UjTFESXa 07:34:47 PM May 14, 2013 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- A recent Reader's Digest poll on trust in the US led to Reader's Digest determining what professions were most... http://t.co/yl5cG3AQU6 01:42:54 PM May 10, 2013 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy, came to speak at HGSE last week, and we found his endeavors to be great examples of Good Work! For more, please check out the story here:
Opportunity to learn more about The Good Play Project and Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA.
Today at Harvard, Joe Badaracco of Harvard Business School will be giving a talk on "The Hard Challenges of Moral Leadership". For more details, please see the link below.
Quandary is an online game that teaches ethical decision-making and has been mapped for areas of Common Core Standards which it can help fulfill! See the link to the game's site below to learn more.
A recent Reader's Digest poll on trust in the US led to Reader's Digest determining what professions were most represented by individuals who were cited to have earned the public's confidence. The top five professions represented were:
3) Movie Stars
5) Spiritual Leaders
Thoughts on these results?
Read the latest blog in our series of GoodWork conference reflections, from Mary Katherine Duncan!
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit." - John Steinbeck
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Connie Weber Lynn, you and all the Good Project folks are amazing. Change the world!
May 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Lynn Barendsen Connie, your energy and enthusiasm are equally impressive - thanks for all you do.
May 10, 2013 at 12:23 PM
On Wednesday May 8th, Sal Khan, the Founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy, will be speaking at an Askwith Forum to be held in the Radcliffe Gym at 11am. For more details, please see the link:
Hi I found a reference to the work of The Good Project in 'Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture : Media Education for the 21st Century' Jenkins et al, that I am trying to chase up. It is about youth finding format and design more important than content in determining the credibility of web sites. It is only referenced as a personal interview with H. Gardner in 2006. Is this work now published anywhere....? I couldn't find anything like it on the website. It is for a student paper I am writing. Any help would be great!
The Good Project Hi Gwyn. Here is the paper: http://thegoodproject.org/pdf/48-Trust-Without-Knowledge.pdf Eszter Hargittai at Northwestern University has done further work on this topic.
May 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM
Gwyn Evelyn Thank you!
May 7, 2013 at 1:38 PM
Can anyone PLEASE help me with references or links to information about Study Strategies / methods for the Multiple Intelligence Theory. I am finding loads on VAK / VARK but hardly anything for MI?
Parents attempt to navigate social media in an effort to protect their children, raising the question, how much is too much?
“A large part of education is peer interaction,” said Chomsky. “My son went to Harvard and said he learned more from fellow students than from classes.”
Check out today's Harvard Gazette piece on the recent Askwith Forum on Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
The dynamic philosopher and speaker Esa Saarinen will be hosting a two-and-a-half day Elevation Seminar on fostering one's potential and living the best life for oneself. The event will be held from June 13-15, 2013 at the Aalto University Design Factory in Finland. Please see the link for more details!
Last Askwith Forum of the year celebrating the 45th anniversary of Pablo Friere's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" If you can't make it to the event-watch live! HGSE will be streaming the event starting at 5:30 pm today.
Check out Harvard junior Sarah Providence's piece on mentoring. How has mentoring - whether acting as the mentor or mentee - impacted you?
Check out the latest Harvard EdCast featuring Howard Gardner, and please let us know what you think about it in the comments!
The Good Project shared Harvard Graduate School of Education's photo.
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April 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Check out Amy Maturin's reflection on the GoodWork conference!
UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center wants to know: does your organization foster compassion or callousness? Take the quiz below (results will be reported in late May):
Connie Weber Ok, but how would it be part of the hiring practice? Can you think of a good interview question that addresses compassion?
April 29, 2013 at 1:10 PM
Paromita De That is a good question. Perhaps providing an example of a scenario where compassion might be needed, and asking candidates to describe how they would respond to the situation could provide insight on the candidate's sense of compassion. I can imagine though that there are some fields in which questions on compassion are expected, and other fields in which questions on compassion might catch individuals off guard! What other questions on compassion could interviewers ask?
April 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM
Can the classroom environment promote excellence and engagement in learning?
Tanya Madrid-Campbell Based on my own experience, yes!
April 25, 2013 at 5:24 PM
Connie Weber Environment is SO important. When I visit a classroom, I always notice lighting, air quality, use of space... I think students are especially sensitive to the environment. How the environment feels dramatically affects students' comfort and ease in learning.
April 25, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Paromita De I believe that is true! Has anyone made specific changes in classroom set-up and found that it enhanced learning? When I worked as an AVID tutor in a middle school classroom, we found that pushing desks together for tutorial groups versus keeping them separate during group-work helped students to stay focused, for example.
May 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM
Check out the news on the upcoming talk in commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed
How can we provide the best opportunities for advanced learning that engages students? This article on a recent study at Stanford examining the usefulness of AP courses gives us some insight on this issue. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/april/advanced-placement-courses-032213.html