I don’t want students to approach learning as a game, where the players are more concerned with getting high grades than finding any genuine, deep, and lasting value in the learning.
Effectiveness doesn’t necessarily correlate with classroom longevity. A teacher who has 20-plus years of experience does not automatically merit higher pay than a more effective newcomer.
It’s crucial that all educators address and attempt to reverse a surge of inflamed rhetoric. If not, I fear that all schools—public, charter, and private alike—will suffer.
The benefits of game-based learning seem abundantly obvious. What a terrific way to engage not only student interest, but also ownership of one’s learning.
If I had a time machine, I would travel 20 years into the future to examine how blended and online learning has evolved over time to alter the face of education. I think my findings would be surprising to many.
Music offered not only comfort but also increased focus—or so I thought, at least until coming across the work of Dr. Nick Perham.
I learn best when I am in control of my own education, doing what I love, and I learn best when I am learning about myself and learning among peers.
wonder if well-intentioned parents are too worried about always having their kids succeed, without affording them ample opportunity to learn from experiencing pain, failure, or disappointment.
After seven years in the classroom, I wonder if any real correlation exists between homework and achievement —however defined. As I discover, it doesn’t.
I have serious issues with Amanda Ripley’s recent feature, “The Case against High-School Sports,” the cover story in this month’s The Atlantic. It’s a hatchet job, plain and simple, more concerned with selling magazines than with accurately informing the public.
I question the value and purpose of having students memorize large amounts of intricate historical data, especially if our best and brightest find no intrinsic motivation to become professional historians or quiz-bowl champions.
I’m growing increasingly concerned with the anti-bullying movement, a well-intentioned cause adopted by many to address a hyped-up phenomenon that, despite what the media and some “experts” profess, isn’t nearly as clear-cut.