Touch the Future Articles

Conscious Global Change From the Inside Out

The unsustainable condition of the human and the humanly impaired natural world constitutes a global emergency, and it calls for global-level cooperation to avert a global-level breakdown. Global-level cooperation is a new requirement in the...

Also labeled: Author Ervin Laszlo, Issue #34

Creating Learning Communities: Freeing Education to Create a Sustainable Cooperative Society

“If our earth is to survive, we need to take responsibility for what we do.Taking control of our education is the first step.” —Heidi PriesnetzThomas starts the day just like any other child who sets the pace for his own learn...

Also labeled: Author Anna Jahns, Issue #31

Does an Oracle Have All the Answers?

A number of years ago I had the pleasure of teaching a class of 9- and 10-year-olds in my native England. We were in the middle of a history lesson when an incident occurred that created a profound change in my understanding of how to best support...

The Mean-ing of Life

Not only is it unlikely your kids are “average,” it’s downright impossible.When I was a kid, mothers raised their children according to a famous book by Dr. Benjamin Spock called The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. The book...

Also labeled: Author Gal Baras, Issue #32

The Truth About Homework

Widespread misconceptions about learning keep our children busy with needless assignments.There’s something perversely fascinating about educational policies that are clearly at odds with the available data. Huge schools are still being b...

Also labeled: Author Alfie Kohn, Issue #33

Top 10 Things My Children Taught Me

…about how to ensure a long and strong relationship with your kids.10. Drop your assumptions that you know what’s best for them.

What Is Education?

A burning desire to learn is the key to a fulfilling lifestyle. It’s something school rarely inspires.What is education? Is it knowledge in basic skills, academics, technical disciplines, citizenship…or is it something else? Our formal...

Also labeled: Author Bob Webb, Issue #35