Action not only makes a difference in others, it fuels the actors with hope and purpose.
Guest bloggers Tamara Spiewak Toub, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, & Roberta Golinkoff encourage families, educators, and policymakers to make spatial skills a key part of all discussions of early STEM development.
This is a moment in our history when educators must show up and demonstrate what public education is about. It is not about quieting voices.
The job of teaching ethics now belongs to everyone who comes in contact with children.
Even if speaking up and fighting against vouchers is your calling ( and we need voices doing that) , it is still worth looking inward.
In order to understand the business of bias and race, we have to begin to understand how deeply it is woven into the practices of our society.
No matter whether homework is the opener of the conversation or some other topic is catalytic to a reflection on current practice how things fit into the bigger picture has to be considered.
Guest blogger Josh Schachter writes "We will need to develop even greater abilities to listen to each other beyond the political rhetoric, to empathize and collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, hierarchical, and socioeconomic boundaries."
When attention turns to measuring the factors that contribute to successful learning, people will feel better about their schools, and want to support them as far more than 'good enough'.
Let's proceed as if it is a good thing to be compassionate and kind as a person or nation. Those qualities are not mutually exclusive from strength.