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2 Million Minutes ... That's how much time our children spend in High School

 

 

2 Million Minutes is a series of documentary films exploring how students in the United States, India, and the People’s Republic of China spend the nominal 2,000,000 minutes of their high school years.
 
There is a lot of anxiety these days over the enormous and powerful economic forces of change at work in the world. Much of the concern revolves around education: are our kids going to have the knowledge and skills they must have to live successful, happy lives?

As an entrepreneur, angel investor and professional venture capitalist Bob Compton has been active in over 30 businesses including software, telecommunication services, healthcare services and medical devices. As President/COO of Sofamor Danek, he led the largest spinal medical device company in the world. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an Honorary Doctorate from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Bob Compton also became a filmmaker, inspired as a concerned father of two to create, finance, and produce the documentary -- Two Million Minutes - an intriguing look at how the three superpowers of the 21st Century - China, India and the United States - are preparing their students for the future.
 
Watch now ...
 
 
Documentary:
Each part is 13 minutes in length
 
 
Toronto Star: Learning Curve Education Guru Paul Tough, says Grit is the True Secret to Student Success
Tue Nov 11 2014, GTA, Education, Schools at 03:34 PM
 

 

Paul Tough (who wrote How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character) said we've long focused on cognitive skills as the most important key to success. But Tough said researchers have started to identify other skills that matter - "grit," curiosity, conscientiousness, self-control. Some call these "character traits," the business world calls them "executive functions."