In today's guest blog written by OECD's (PISA) Andreas Schleicher, he says, "It's time for all of us to take the lessons we learned through the crisis and turn them into a sustainable plan to get our young people back on the path to prosperity."
We have been involved in debate after debate about what works best in education. Will we ever find common ground?
To truly prepare students to be college and career ready we need to continue to teach them the social-emotional skills they will need for college, career, and their personal lives.
No matter how many academics give inspirational TED talks or publish papers on innovative pedagogy, no matter how much blood, sweat and tears teachers donate to the cause, there is a hidden barrier to meaningful, large-scale improvement in education: zero-sum thinking.
Stepping out of our comfort zones is difficult, but there may be no better time to do it than now.
What began as a group of vocal teachers, quickly turned into the BAT's encompassing a nationwide group of more than 35,000 educators, parents and students who are showing some serious political strength.
All students worry about being wrong, and as teachers, we need to recognize the self-censorship that occurs and develop an atmosphere that promotes risk taking and a positive spin on missing the mark.
"It is not the college we get accepted into that matters, but what we do with the opportunity when we get there."
Flat Stanley has been around for decades, and there is an innovative way to incorporate all that is good about the book with a more modern twist using Skype.
The Day of Silence is much more than supporting students who feel they don't have a voice. The Day of Silence is for supporting those students who get picked on for using their voice every day.