Sometimes learning is hard work for adults and students, which is why the Learning Pit is important.
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May 26, 2015
May 24, 2015
It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? Do we need a prevention or a cure?
April 30, 2015
What feelings should classrooms focus on? All of them. Isn't it time for some legislation to support social-emotional learning?
April 24, 2015
Have you ever felt unsafe? If you have, then you understand how some LGBT students feel every single day. GLSEN, NSCC, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Born This Way Foundation want to help.
March 22, 2015
Social media is supposed to create a connection between people but lately more stories show how it leads to isolation. What's the lesson for our students...and ourselves?
March 03, 2015
Recently an article appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education that focused on why professors won't raise a student's grade when asked. Perhaps the issue isn't the student, but the clarity of the teacher.
February 26, 2015
Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.
January 27, 2015
How do we achieve excellence with equity? How do we meet the needs of "throwaway" kids?
January 14, 2015
After posting Would You Eat These School Lunches, Peter DeWitt received many e-mails showing much better options. Patrick Floegel was one of those who wanted to show a different way to serve school food.
January 08, 2015
Using data properly can lead us to better student outcomes, and after a few years of battle with it, I'm calling a truce.