Did you know that young people who participate in mentoring programs are more likely to pursue higher education than those who did not participate? It’s proven!
Like many readers, I think about the fictional Holden Caulfield with fondness. When I first read The Catcher in the Rye I was about 12, which may explain why I...Read more
It’s not every day you see parents letting their children play with their food, but maybe they should. According to this article from TheSpec, allowing children to play...Read more
This week, Katie Lepi shared some interesting facts and tips on note-taking in the digital era. The infographic in this Edudemic post illustrates some of the tradeoffs...Read more
I believe it may be impossible to NOT be inspired by the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. Next week is a moment that we, as a nation, take a moment to look...Read more
"I'm not a Mary Poppins kind of person," says Carmen Fariña in a profile in today's New York Times.
Advances in technology have brought new appeal to photography. Platforms like Instagram, which has over 150 million active users, offer endless options for color...Read more
Jessica Lahey has a nice piece today on furthering the argument to include art and design into STEM. The idea behind this is not to leave the science behind to allow arts...Read more
On Christmas Eve, while one of my nephews was preparing to seize the last of my real estate holdings in Family Guy Monopoly, I missed this PBS segment about the Common...Read more
With the growing prevalence of devices, both inside and outside the classroom, today’s students begin carving a digital footprint from an early age. Teaching students...Read more
In case you missed it last week because of the holidays, The New York Times had this great piece in their Bookends section about ereading. Two writers, Moshin Hamid and...Read more
When I think about my early education experience my mind immediately wanders to the days of ‘show and tell.’ Nothing was more exciting than bringing in my favorite book or...Read more
You all must read this fantastic story by Pat Wingert on the challenges schools face in helping ELL students meet the demands of the Common Core standards.
It's not...Read more
NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced his choice for Chancellor of the 1.1 million-student New York City school system this morning: Carmen Fariña, a former teacher,...Read more
Have you heard praise or criticism about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and wondered what people were talking about?
From testing to teachers unions, from standards to sequestration, it’s been a newsworthy year in education. Here are five big stories we’ve been tracking all year long....Read more
The phrase “college and career ready” is taking on a new meaning at Rancho Mirage High School, in the Palm Springs Unified School District.
Even the most experienced teachers take time to lay the groundwork for success. Teachers need to get to know their students as readers and as members of the classroom...Read more
If you follow education news, you’ve seen the disturbing stats about boys failing in school. Boys are 30% more likely than girls to flunk or drop out of school. They’re...Read more
With brightly-lighted trees and beribboned packages, the holiday season is a time of wonder. But as with life itself, that sense of wonder can soon turn to melancholy.
What's your memory of gym class from when you were a young student? It may induce a panicked feeling of being picked last for a kickball team, a fond recollection of...Read more
It’s been a week since Giving Tuesday, and as part of an effort to continue to raise awareness about the important contributions so many non-profits provide year round, I...Read more
Nothing strikes fear in a golfer like a three-foot putt.
You'd think sinking a short putt like that wouldn't be too much trouble for most players. But that's just...Read more
I'm just beginning to wade through this multimedia package of stories, videos and photos from Ed Week on the state of Native American education in the U.S. today. But I'm...Read more
In college, I studied Shakespeare with a brilliant scholar named Edward Tayler. One of his most repeated phrases—"the Reader as Narcissus"—still echoes in my mind.