ISKME Blogs

Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    February 07, 2013
Last Monday, during her final week as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton commanded the attention of a global education force field from the State Department, the Arab League, the Department of...
Clare Middleton-Detzner    February 04, 2013
By Clare Middleton-Detzner and Erin Knepler We’ve seen how hot news stories and video links can go viral through social media channels. Imagine if that same fast pace could propel ideas through...
Rudy Rubio    January 29, 2013
As a research assistant at ISKME, I have opportunities to investigate cutting-edge innovations in education everyday.  This past year I was tasked with a project to investigate alternative...
Clare Middleton-Detzner    January 21, 2013
Eagerly awaited at Big Ideas Fest 2012 was an update from our three Big Ideas in Beta 2012 teams, whose projects originated at Big Ideas Fest 2011, and who had spent the year meeting regularly to...
Rudy Rubio    
As Big Ideas Fest 2012 comes to a close under a soft canopy of clouds in Half Moon Bay, a frenetic buzz resounded inside the walls of the main ballroom with its 200 participants. Even after three...
Cynthia Jimes, Ph.D.    December 07, 2012
“Every idea that you have is physical — because you think with your brain,” said keynote speaker, George Lakoff, during the closing session of Big Ideas Fest. In outlining what that meant to the...
Education is not a simple concept anymore. Like a massive volcano about to erupt and transform the teaching terrain as well as the global learning atmosphere, the fires in education are igniting key...
Clare Middleton-Detzner    
I did not land at ISKME by accident. My interest in our mission to transform education, and particularly my passion for research that bridges theory and practice, can be traced to one key influence:...
Rudy Rubio    December 11, 2011
From the moment I met Emmy Negrin during dinner at Big Ideas Fest 2011, I knew that I liked her. We hit it off quickly, sharing interests in LGBTQ issues, backgrounds in international education, and...
Sylvia Paull    
A special ed teacher who practices inclusion is like an aerial trapeze artist, swinging from bars to balance beam with a grace that defies the conventions of gravity. For 30 years, my youngest sister...