At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious, I must begin by acknowledging that the topic of homework is a hot-button one. Several times within the past few months, I have been part of a Twitter conversation about homework that has effectively blown up my digital devices with each resuscitation. "Homework" as a concept makes… Continue reading Four Stories That Homework Tells Children About School, Learning, & Life
Here we go again. Mere weeks after Newsweek ranked the high school in the district in which I live one of the America's Top High Schools (see this post for the breathless details), I am notified by my community's Facebook page that the district's two elementary schools, Moharimet and Mast Way, made the top 10 (#6 and #5,… Continue reading Unique Insight Into Schools? Um, No.
I always loved that saying--"What in the Sam Hill?"-- 'cause I grew up knowing a Sam Hill. We were born one day apart in the same hospital in April of 1975. Our dad's were BFFs before the term BFF existed. His tree swing is still one of the best swings I've ever swung on. But… Continue reading What in the Sam Hill is a Liebster Award?
I hope someday I am proved wrong about this, but on bad days I tend to fall into that dark, depressing mindset that there are some educators who "get" it (meaning, they understand fundamental concepts about teaching and learning that cannot be denied) and some educators that don't, and that it may not be worth… Continue reading 10 Signs You Just Don’t Get It