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Mentoring Instead of Teaching: A Paradigm Shift

Mentoring Instead of Teaching: A Paradigm Shift | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
By: Dawn Casey-Rowe Teachers give homework. Mentors change lives. If schools replaced teachers with mentors, classrooms would be revolutionized forever. This isn’t semantics – it’s a paradigm shift...

 

As we redesign schools, we have a unique opportunity to find practices that work and use them. Mentoring is one of those practices. I don’t want to be a teacher anymore. Teachers give tests and assign homework.


I want to be a mentor. I want to support students as they create the masterpieces that will be their lives.


I can only do this if we make school less about the test and more about the mission–treating students like the unique individuals they are with gifts that will change the world.



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The Rice Process's curator insight, May 26, 3:26 PM

Excellent insights! The mentor/student relationship is a significant part of the learning process for all students at all stages of their education. A mentor is more than a teacher or advisor. A mentor accompanies the student on their personal journey, advising and giving feedback along the way. Many students--either consciously or unconsciously--crave additional guidance from educators, but may not know how to seek out that guidance.  Mentoring programs--in which students can talk to teachers or other educational mentors in a setting that is less formal than the classroom--provide a structured opportunity for students to do this. A well-planned and executed mentoring program could help define goals and means for students to stay on track, learn and grow. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 8:33 PM

I must agree completely with this article. There must be a clear shift within classrooms to allow students to access their learning in more efficient was. Sadly however most parents do not have an understanding of this idea and therefore may have opposition to their children learning from their own experiences with the teacher supporting them along the way.

AnnC's curator insight, June 3, 4:01 PM

Help support students as they create the masterpieces that will be their lives!

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

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As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

 

Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder.


At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 21, 11:37 AM

The author of Drive talks about how to use these theories in education! 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 21, 3:04 PM

'One of the big topics Pink tackles in his current book is the idea of moving from transactions to transcendence — to making something personal. That’s the best way to “sell” students on what they’re learning, Pink maintains. This has been a recurring theme in education: connecting what’s taught in classrooms to students’ personal lives. But, as evidenced by current school dynamics, that’s not the way the tide is moving.

“Most of our education is heavily, heavily, heavily standardized,” Pink said. ... The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.”

Why is it moving this way? One of the reasons, Pink said, is the “appalling” absence of leadership on this issue. “One of the things that I see as an outsider is that so much of education policy seems designed for the convenience of adults rather than the education of children,” he said.... "Why do we have standardized testing? Because it’s unbelievably cheap. If you want to give real evaluations to kids, they have to be personalized, tailored to the kids, at the unit of one. Standardized testing: totally easy, totally cheap, and scales. Convenient for politicians and taxpayers.”

cioccas's curator insight, May 21, 3:07 PM

Think a lot of this is relevant to teaching language to adults too - supporting autonomy, etc.

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How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

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Leaders who demonstrate a continual desire to learn and connect whenever possible help set a precedence of transparency and innovation in a school's culture.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 19, 11:08 AM

How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

ANA's curator insight, May 20, 3:29 AM

La transparencia transforma la escuela y muchas cosas más

Sana Sakale's curator insight, May 20, 9:58 AM

Why it is important to nurture a culture of transparency in schools

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Microsoft Research Launches Code Hunt Game to Teach Programming

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Microsoft Research today launched Code Hunt, a browser-based game for anyone interested in learning how to code by playing. The premise is straightforward:

 

Learning to code can be made more effective and sustainable if it is perceived as fun by the learner. Code Hunt uses puzzles that players have to explore by means of clues presented as test cases. Players iteratively modify their code to match the functional behaviour of secret solutions.

 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 15, 2:59 PM

Learning to code can be made more effective and sustainable if it is perceived as fun by the learner. Code Hunt uses puzzles that players have to explore by means of clues presented as test cases. Players iteratively modify their code to match the functional behaviour of secret solutions.

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Collaborate & Curate

This is "Collaborate & Curate" by langwitches on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Collaboration

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 


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objectplace's curator insight, May 13, 7:41 AM

what goes where curation

Steven Kouts's curator insight, May 13, 6:16 PM

love the idea

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 14, 12:32 PM

This is what education is all about in this time and age!

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The 7Cs of The 21st Century Lifelong Learning Skills

The 7Cs of The 21st Century Lifelong Learning Skills | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 2, 5:36 AM

A MUST read!


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 2, 6:43 AM

These have been important for some time. I struggle with the final one. I am not sure that learning as a concrete enjoyable activity is well-served by career management. I wonder what that means to a kindergarten student.

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.

 

Creating “Collaborative Learning Communities”

“It is essential to view learning as a total community responsibility,” he says, and to expect no short cuts. Children need to be integrated, fully contributing members of the broader community, so they can feel useful and valued. (It is not just the children who need this, he adds; healthy communities also need children.)

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On a practical level, the most powerful lever for change, Abbott says, is people coming together to “rethink the role of community in the learning process,” agreeing how to divide up responsibilities among professional teachers and other community members, and then launching small pilot projects that are true to their new vision. These efforts will build on each other, he says, and large-scale change will follow.


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june holley's curator insight, April 7, 11:59 AM
Not just for people involved in education!
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 11, 10:32 AM

Educación y Sociedad

Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, April 13, 1:05 PM

Overschooled and undereducated.  Love the statement. Thinking of borrowing it soon.

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The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It!

The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It! | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. The leadership industry, with many of  its roots in America, is now a $50 billion industry. If America is so good at [...]

 

Kellerman explains that the current state of leadership is no better understood or produced than it was 40 years ago and that followers are becoming more and more disenchanted by those who are leading them.


Though the leadership industry thrives, leadership in practice is declining in performance.


Learn more.


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip
 



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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 11:33 AM

Leadership has been changing for some time, but not uniformly. It is not readily evident in education that hierarchy is a thing of the past. What this means is that we are educating children and youth in a model that theorists think is passe. No wonder we have a crisis. Practice and theory are not separate, they are fused.

Deborah Verran's comment, March 29, 3:13 PM
Leadership is not just about having ability it is all about demonstrating that ability in practice i.e. standing up & accepting both responsibility & accountability
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Hi Deborah Verran, I agree by 100%! Have a great day :)
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NEW Skills For A New Age [Infographic]

NEW Skills For A New Age [Infographic] | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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Kaitlyn Kaminski's curator insight, March 18, 6:15 AM

Really great and simple infographic that displays the importance of these skills. These are fundamental for a student's future.

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, March 20, 2:15 AM

These are simply the core facts...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 10:20 AM

These are really not new, but they are always worth repeating. What is new is perhaps the intensity and frequency with which they happen. The cross-cultural awareness is certainly the case. What works for me culturally does not work for someone half-way around the world. In fact, it might not work here. Educators  need to be aware of that cross-cultural awareness.

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.  It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...

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Create Online Presentations with responsive Design

Create Online Presentations with responsive Design | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Responsive User Interface within Presenter allows you to create Online Presentations and infographics easier and faster than before right in your browser.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 9:39 AM


Learn about on How-To create websites who are adapting to different screen resolutions, great tutorial...


Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 27, 7:48 AM

Creative presentations for all.  

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American Workers Are Way Behind

Blame U.S. employers for the lack of talent needed to compete globally.

 

There is a major learning crisis in this country. Recent research shows that, in education, Americans are falling behind other nations and lack the critical skills needed to compete and win in the global marketplace.

While that is happening, global-scale surveys from employers reveal disenchantment with college graduates’ skills.

 

The sad fact is that we do have a learning crisis, and if we do not do something about it, Americans will have a lower standard of living in the future.

 

The truth is, we are not walking the talk. As a result, we are falling ever further behind our global competitors to the detriment of our children and grandchildren. They deserve better. As learning leaders we have the potential to make a contribution to correct this. Let’s lead.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 10, 7:39 AM


A MUST READ!!!


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Online Comic Creators

This presentation offers ideas on how to use comics in the classroom and a list of online comic creators

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 11, 10:34 AM

Great list of comic creators. Love that there are many different styles.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 12, 11:54 AM

Creadores de Comic Online

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 13, 4:52 PM

Es una buena idea, pueden obtenerse beneficios si se emplean en la educación.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …

 

BUT, as WE are using "Technology", let us ALSO learn about the basics of "Cyber Security", a MUST in a connected technology driven world:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 24, 9:14 AM

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy...


Michael Millard's curator insight, May 25, 10:56 AM

Klurigt för oss svenskar men ack så clever.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 26, 11:08 PM

Yes!!!!

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Adaptive Learning: Are We There Yet?

Adaptive Learning: Are We There Yet? | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Partnerships between tech companies and publishers are turning an ed tech buzzword into a reality, but, as one expert says, "It's going to take some time to get it right."

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 19, 11:41 AM


A MUST read!!!


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Index of cognitive skills and educational attainment | Pearson | The Learning Curve

Index of cognitive skills and educational attainment | Pearson | The Learning Curve | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
International rankings in education based on cognitive skills and educational attainment. The research data collected has been visualised using a heat map and is also presented in an education ranking table.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 18, 3:26 PM

International rankings in education based on cognitive skills and educational attainment. The research data collected has been visualised using a heat map and is also presented in an education ranking table.

ANA's curator insight, May 19, 2:12 AM

Rankings internacionales en educación

ICTPHMS's comment, May 19, 6:23 AM
You are welcome!
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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, May 15, 12:40 AM

Definitely a must read!

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, May 15, 1:37 AM

A bold statement...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 30, 1:33 AM

aulas expositivas nao sao apenas chatas, sao ineficientes para aprendizagem também...

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 14, 12:34 PM

Fantastic 108 ideas, Gust Mees!

Russell Taylor's curator insight, May 16, 1:00 AM

I use Word Clouds regularly on my VLE (Moodle) courses.  They do need explaining sometimes, which makes me think they are less valuable than some other graphics, but there are lots of ideas here I am going to try.

M Bresson's curator insight, May 21, 7:18 AM

Des idées pour utiliser les nuages de  mots en classe dans toutes les disciplines. Créer une discussion, partager, comparer, proposer des hypothèses, travailler le vocabulaire, etc.

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What's In and What's Out in Education

What's In and What's Out in Education | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

I really like what's in and what's out of current trends.  I created the following chart of what I hope and wish would be education ins and outs in the NEAR future.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/




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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 12:19 AM

Des idées évidentes mais sans doute pas encore pour tout le monde !

ExamTime's curator insight, May 6, 1:42 AM

I think learners producing content rather than simply consuming is an important point to keep in mind. This idea is the basis of why ExamTime, the elearning web-app I work on, was created. With ExamTime, students create their own Mind Maps, Flashcards and other learning aids to improve their understanding of theory and overall learning. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 9:55 AM

Relationships are at the centre of education. It is no longer teacher-centred or learner-centred. In a sense, teachers and students are learning alongside each other. I am not sure it will always be the teacher leading the way although they have to be willing to know when to let go and when to take charge. Content is still incredibly important in that unless it connects to the lives of teachers and students it is not practical and meaningful. Technology is rarely seamlessly integrated.

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The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"The Future of Employment study makes clear that what matters most today is what you can do with what you know, rather than how much you know."
- Dr. Tony Wagner

 

We need to create schools that coach students for skill and will, in addition to teaching content. If we don't make this transition quickly, a growing number of our youth will be unemployable at the same time that employers complain that they cannot find new hires who have the skills they need. - Dr. Tony Wagner



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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 4:59 PM

There is no doubt the type of jobs available today and in the future are different and will be different than they have been. Having said this, children learn in concrete ways and not in abstract ways based on distant objectives. That is an adult way of doing things in education.

Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, April 4, 1:05 AM

collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 5, 11:46 AM

The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

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Teachers as talent scouts

Teachers as talent scouts | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Every student has a talent that we can uncover if we keep our eyes and mind open.


If we teachers were able to harness a fraction of the talents our students possess, we’d find enough creative energy to power our classroom for the entire school year.





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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 27, 11:17 AM


If we teachers were able to harness a fraction of the talents our students possess, we’d find enough creative energy to power our classroom for the entire school year.


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Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Google debuts online education tool Oppia to help anyone create interactive activities for teaching others.


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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, February 28, 8:49 AM

Interesting tool.

Training in Business's curator insight, March 4, 8:10 AM

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

#interactive learning and teaching.

Donna Browne's curator insight, August 3, 9:01 AM

Try the online Demo!

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What’s Inside Your Computer? These 6th-Graders Can Tell you

What’s Inside Your Computer? These 6th-Graders Can Tell you | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
By Sheena Vaidyanathan Have you ever looked inside a laptop? Have you ever held a CPU or studied the components on a computer motherboard? Though we use comp

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 5:34 PM

We have a lot to learn to catch up with kids of today when it comes to technology!

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Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic]

Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic] | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game.

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ANA's curator insight, February 12, 1:20 PM

The new learning experiences

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 12, 11:20 PM

If you can do it with paper why use a digital alternative? Because for some of students, it makes the difference between engagement and being switched off.  Of couse finding the activities that you just can't do with paper...that's the real power of a digital solution.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 10:40 AM

Don't be afraid of social media when you can learn how to use it in your classroom.  This reasource is a great find for educators that may want to use social media but just do not know where to incorporate it.

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We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders

We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 10, 8:33 AM

Excellent argument and validation for Instructional Leaders to be at the forefront of the cutting edge in instruction.  That involves conceptual learning, instructional technology that redefines the learning, and quality instructional implementation both in classrooms and in professional development.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 10, 1:39 PM

It is wise not to allow allow large dichotomies, perhaps false dichotomies to dominate this debate. Critical thinking, collaborative work and knowledge of content are all important and attainable for good teachers, as they have been. It is a matter of emphasis. Check

http://sco.lt/7MGCh7 ;

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 8:46 PM

But, we are almost 15% of the way into the century. Why has it not happened? And, it has not. Not even where I used to work.