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.
If not for the mentorship of seasoned veterans, I would have quit after that first year. But before, during, and after school, devoted colleagues would meet with me to offer support, compassion and advice.
Anybody serious about education reform should stop relying exclusively on teachers, academics, and administrators for ideas, and start looking at how successful athletic coaches inspire and motivate greatness.
It’s foolish to think that punishment will ever induce enduring change in one’s behavior.