You have probably noticed the rise in discussions about the importance of play and games to support children's learning. While many in the educational space see this as revolutionary, play-based learning has been the foundation of our understanding of how children learn for a long time now.
In the wake of Sandy Hook, the nation was confronted with the long overdue question of gun safety and individual liberty. But there is another long overdue question. Why are there no medals for teachers?
My message to Congress is simple: I don't need to get paid in order to do my job because I love what I do. Why do you?
I'm sure many others are tired of hearing great presentations about the ills of education. It's time for policies to be in effect that will solve the ills. When will we move from profound speeches to powerful policies?
We must connect education to jobs by reaching beyond generalities, pursuing significant changes to "business as usual," and investing existing resources at all levels of government more effectively.
Hofstra University administrators recently received access to closed online edTPA material with sample teaching videos in different subject areas, but these were also unevaluated so again I could only guess at how they were rated.
"Schools are the frontline of this new age, and it is incumbent on all of us to educate our young in how to move from being digital natives to digita...
New research shows that a midday nap may play a crucial role in enhancing memory and boosting learning capabilities in preschool-age children.
Throughout my career, I have worked with many people in the skilled trades area. To get kids interested, they need to be exposed to the challenging world of hands-on careers before they graduate from high school. The most fun I ever had at work was sitting in the job trailer on a construction site and brainstorming with the guys on how to build things.
Relying on worksheets, instead of educators, to teach basic skills is standard practice in all too many schools. The approach often leads to a disjointed and atomistic approach to learning, where students acquire skills but quickly forget them.
There are hundreds of historic and current examples of women and minorities doing groundbreaking work in technology but so many of these stories are not well known and in some cases the stories have been all but lost.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.
Apollo not only spawned a wave of space scientists and engineers, it inspired an entire generation in all STEM fields. But Apollo was almost half a century ago. As it recedes into distant history, a new generation needs to have something big that draws children wholeheartedly toward STEM.
She's only 16, but Malala is many things: a champion for girls' right to education, a survivor, an inspiration, an older sister, and a role model.
As families struggle to get by financially, girls are often pulled out of school to help care for siblings or to work for extra income. Schools can be overcrowded or non-existent for refugee children -- the very situation Hanan faced.
Even at a very early age, I faced elementary and middle-school teachers who were more interested in educating boys in math and science and rarely even allowed a girl to answer a challenging question or solve the problem at the board.