In the spirit of Thanksgiving (which is indeed a holiday, despite people's best efforts to skip over it and go straight to Christmas), I've decided to write a blog post over something I am and have been thankful for over the past four years.
We get so caught up in testing that we're forgetting to nurture kids. We forget that school isn't just a place to learn, but a place to grow and become a person. That person in charge of that classroom, who kids are looking up to, needs to be a nurturer and a caregiver, a counselor and a relationship guru.
I say this with all due respect. Goodness knows, there are many amazing things about seeing the world through the eyes of a 16-year-old. But every age has its advantages and its insights.
Newspapers reported last week that at least 100 Canon City Colorado high school students, as well as several 8th graders, sent nude photographs of themselves to each other as part of a larger sexting ring.
As anyone who's caught a glimpse of my biceps can surmise, I'm not a violent man. The closest I came to playing a contact sport was Model U.N. Yet, ...
Since the age of 11, Aaron Easaw has pursued entrepreneurship on a higher level, and has had a passion for business management and aiding up and coming entrepreneurs.
Flipping a classroom essentially turns the typical school day on its head. Students receive video lessons online at home and do their homework during class, freeing up time so they can receive more one-on-one help from their teacher.
At this point in our lives, you and I have had enough experiences to know what we do and don't like doing. Your teen hasn't had those same experiences or opportunities yet. As a parent, you can help uncover their interests and motivate your teen to accomplish their dream goals in life.
B kind, a club started by sisters, is all about encouraging acts of kindness in our everyday lives. B kind was inspired by the life of Bill Mahoney, ...
One very uplifting young man knows the power of a high five. When Jeremy Grace noticed a friend was having a bad day, he flipped up his hand and gave ...
Some weeks, it seems like we have no time. Your high schooler may feel the same way. And when they're stressed about upcoming tests and losing track of assignments, their grades can suffer.
Since the dawn of the 21st century, technology has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives -- from shopping to traveling, and the way we keep ...
Today, we live in a world where every high school kid in the United States was born with access to the Internet--whether in her own home or at his local library. I've always been fascinated with the idea of a generation that was raised in the Internet age.
Holshey, now 20, anticipated enlisting in the military at the end of high school and never placed any emphasis on academics, believing that his studies were not important as long as he received the minimum score required on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and earned a high school diploma or GED.
It was my first day as a tutor at McClellan High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. I walked into the front office to sign in when, to my left, I saw a young student holding a newborn baby. She couldn't have been older than 15.
When schools and communities focus resources and efforts on closing the opportunity gaps, they should be recognized, supported and applauded. They should also serve as models for those who wish to engage in true school improvement.