A Wrinkle in Time: A Shift in How We View Problem and Solution Approaches

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol Time is precious—in life, in learning, in work. It always seems like we are running out of this precious resource on a daily basis, and this feeling drives how we make decisions throughout the day. […]

When Is It Right and When is It Wrong to Invest in Training?

“The two most important things in any company do not appear in its balance sheets: its people and its reputation.” Henry Ford There are a lot of considerations to make when deciding if and when to invest in employee training and development. The biggest question is usually: What will the return of investment be if […]

Customized Learning in the Corporate Training World

The past two years have seen an uptick in the approach corporate leaders are using for their employee training needs. Technology has allowed for a reinvention of what job training looks like. From the onboarding process to skill-specific training, the options that have emerged resemble that of the personalized learning culture of the K-12 and […]

In the News: What Failing Students Want Us to Remember

In the U.S., it has become typical for adults to consider a student who is earning high marks a good child and a student with failing grades a not-so-good child. What a myopic lens we’ve produced, one that dismisses the vastness of all that is a child. This narrative can actually exacerbate any pre-existing trauma […]

In the News: Ten Questions for Prospective Teachers

[June 2017] If you’re thinking about going into education, get ready for one of the most exhausting, yet fulfilling jobs on the planet! Here are 10 questions to answer as you consider heading into this career path: Can you manage customer service? Teaching is a customer service job like no other because ultimately, you are […]

How CuroGens Learning Works within The Zone of Proximal Development

[June 6, 2017] Most educators are familiar with The Zone of Proximal Development or ZPD, as developed by Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky. It is defined, quite simply, as the difference between what a learner can do without help and what he or she can do with help. Per Vygotsky, each student should be given the […]

In the News: A Guide for Teachers to Understand Their Students’ Cultures

[April 6, 2017] Educators are constantly challenged to examine their own cultural beliefs, values and biases. Learning about other cultures, and those of your students, should be part of that process. Here is a six-step quick guide to exploring and respecting the cultural backgrounds of your students, as written by Matthew Lynch of theedadvocate.org: 1. […]