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Ellen Cavanaugh

I live in the intersection of mathematics (originally trained as a math teacher), a business owner, a parent, and a theologian exploring what brings meaning to life. My passion is for every child in our world to thrive. I believe the most important resource each child has is you, their parent. May we together Grow a Generation that of innovative, critical thinking collaborators, emotionally intelligent and resilient, with great leadership and vision.

Most commented posts

  1. Baden Academy Invaded By an Evil Robot! — 48 comments
  2. The Coding Craze: Why I Am Asking Learners to Go Deep into Scratch Programming — 28 comments
  3. Lifting a Teen from the Mud of Self-Absorbed Pity — 12 comments
  4. Science Center claims Moon Landing May Have Been Faked — 6 comments
  5. My Child Wants to Design Video Games Part Two: What type of training or classes should they take? — 6 comments

Author's posts

Do I really want an innovative kid?

Innovation can be scary.  Juan Enriquez in his February 2009 TED Talk describes the three contemporary fields of innovation:  microbes, tissues and robots.  In the area of microbes, we now have programmable cells where we can insert DNA “snipets” and have it boot up as a different species (check out the 2010 International Genetically Engineered Machine …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2011/07/26/do-i-really-want-an-innovative-kid/

Heroes can inspire 21st century skills

May the rays of the summer sun settle around you like a warm mantle and a splash of cool rain wake you up to the beauty and joy of the moment. Thank you all for your comments and emails. New beginnings are awesome. Katie Brocklehurst shared a great response to last week’s blog. Her five …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2011/07/11/heroes-can-inspire-21st-century-skills/

Grow a Generation Opens Its Digital Doors

May the sun shine today on all your loved ones and a gentle breeze whisper words of inspiration that set your hearts a blaze. The doors open today for Grow a Generation, an organization dedicated to giving parents the tools to prepare their kids for the 21st century. My name is Ellen Cavanaugh. I am …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2011/06/29/hello-world/