Schools should recognize their purpose is not solely to turn out good, little “workers;” their mission is to give young people the knowledge and wisdom to thrive as humans.
The genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Our economy has changed, rapidly and irreversibly. Schools need to reflect that reality in how we approach education.
Falling from higher education diminishes self-esteem. Author Andy Hall found the life lessons were his saving grace.
Jazz in the classroom not only teaches children to play instruments; they may also learn a range of essential life skills.
I went to a high-performing charter school to become a better teacher. Instead I learned how to silence and punish kids.
College may not be such a great idea after all.
School nutrition programs help reduce the risk of children developing obesity.
Overly-prescriptive curriculum and a maniacal focus on conformity can leave teachers feeling replaceable and stifled. Not to mention the students themselves…
Left-handedness is no longer seen as an abnormality.
Universities expose students to difference, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn from others.
Having high standards and expectations for students is one thing; punishing them with suspension for fidgeting is something entirely else.
It takes a village to raise a boy. We’d love to hear about a teacher who made a difference in your son’s life.
In many ways, prodigies look a lot like savants. They have the same preternatural abilities. They have the same prolific output.
Research shows that teachers are one of the main factors influencing a student’s learning outcomes.