The Re-Imagine Learning Challenge #play2learn

The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka are teaming up in an effort to transform the way the world learns. If you're designing environments where kids and adults learn through play, whether at home, in a classroom, or on a playground, we want to hear about it! Ten star “Players” will be named Champions of learning through play in November 2014 and will receive cash prizes totaling more than $200,000 as well as technical assistance and in-kind support. Up for the challenge?

Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative

View our latest video to find out what Empathy means to us!

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What Works: A Road Map for Unleashing Empathy in Schools

Over the last several months, those of us at Start Empathy – along with a core group of Ashoka Fellows, leading educators and partners – have worked to identify, distill, and categorize dozens of promising empathy building insights and activities. In short, we’ve been asking people: “What works?”

Introducing the Newest Changemaker Schools

While schools across the country hosted the showcases, symposia, and other celebrations that come with the end of the year, the following schools were also taking the time to reflect on their practice through Ashoka’s Changemaker School selection process. We would like to introduce the 12 newest Changemaker Schools...
Submitted by Joseph Katona on Mon, August 11, 2014
Signing your child up for team sports may seem like a great way to help them build friendships and develop a sense of belonging among peers. Unfortunately, that may not happen if the team sport is too competitive. Youth sports teams often start out innocent enough....
Submitted by Lennon Flowers on Tue, July 15, 2014
When it comes to combating bullying and making schools safer places to learn, it’s time we took the seatbelt approach. Rather than focus exclusively on punishments and reactionary responses, what can we do to prevent bad behavior from happening in the first place? It...
Submitted by Joseph Katona on Thu, June 12, 2014
We hear all the time about learning for the 21st century and the need for U.S. schools to prepare our students to effectively compete internationally. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) predominate the conversation and yet there is often one critical area...

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October 17, 2013

 As a result of a rising concern for suicides caused by cyber-bullying, Ashoka Changemaker school Georgetown Day School was recently recognized for its emphasis on fostering empathy among its students. Bob Barnard...

October 6, 2013

Learn more about the importance of user experience and design-thinking in business and technology. Heather A. explains the importance of UX, the evolution of traditional business thinking to...

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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, August 25, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/25/14 Editor’s Note: Names of children in this article have been changed for children’s privacy. ...and a new tool that will help you build and practice it! Gloria Perez smiled as she closed down the snack-stand after a busy day. The...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, August 15, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 08/15/14 We have to change the way the next generation of children learn, think and interact with people and the environment (both built and natural). “This world requires a new paradigm for growing up and therefore also for...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/17/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Schiff who works with the Ashoka Support Network Team at Ashoka. It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration and co-creation among...

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