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June 30, 2019

Grades Are Lousy Preparation for Life

By analyzing how to judge job performance, instead of just striving for high grades, students may be better prepared to succeed when they get a real job.

June 18, 2019

Why Do We Design Failure Into Our Schools?

Ask anyone you know who was "held back," and they are more likely to say, "I flunked grade X." If we are going to harvest kids like a crop to start school, we might as well keep the crop together.

June 16, 2019

7 Strategies to Turn Around a Struggling School

Guest blogger Sarah Sanchez shares important tips to improve learning and engage students and teachers alike with the aim of helping turn around failing schools.

June 10, 2019

Oceanside Students 'Walk the Walk' for Those Who Can't: An Exercise in Empathy and Kindness

See how one community shares empathy with local organizations. Angela Abend shares the work of her gifted and talented students and the difference they are making.

June 04, 2019

Are Students Customers or Just a Crop?

My customers were other administrators who had needs for data and computer applications and teachers who wanted to use microcomputers for instruction.

May 28, 2019

Play the Broken Record When Questioning Students

Guest author Connie Hamilton suggests if you plan your Broken-Record questions, you are more likely to maintain your clarity on the learning purpose. This does not mean that you only ask one question over and over.

May 19, 2019

Learn About Institutional Racism So We Don't Fail Our Students

We cannot and should not be colorblind. The world in which our black children live and will continue to live as adults is filled with experiences that their white counterparts will never experience.

April 18, 2019

Why Has the Cost of College Outpaced Inflation?

American colleges and universities are one of your nation's greatest assets, but they have been burdened with unsustainable cost increases. We all need to raise our voices and tell our leaders to stop this madness.

March 10, 2019

Raising a Nonstarving Artist

For some teachers, collaboration is cheating. In the real world, very little gets done by individuals.

March 03, 2019

Necessary Grace: Am I a Hypocrite or Am I Human?

It's time we start extending ourselves a little grace. If we continue to feel shame and guilt every time we make a mistake, we're not going to make it to June.

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