Who cares that passersby are looking at us with confused faces? We’re engaging in deep learning. And we’re having a blast.
Schools need to do more than pay mere lip service to global education, however defined. Otherwise, schools risk losing face by false advertising.
A turgid emphasis on scholarly pursuit alone doesn’t prepare students for the real world.
Many students bank on the fact that their MBA will propel them into the business world. Guess what?
Teachers posing as soothsayers had decided the limits of my future potential, and I dared not question them.
Great independent school boards are transparent, not only in how they operate, but also in what they expect from the head of school.
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.
I don’t want students to approach learning as a game, where the players are more concerned with getting high grades than lasting value in the learning.