Do not ask an academic what he or she has to offer to society. (In fact, do not ask ANYONE this question [SMH]). Instead, ask them about what they know, what they love, and what they do; perhaps even why they do it.
As we plan our next lesson, let's keep in mind that our students do best when they are given control. This is achieved most comprehensively through process and product differentiation and layered curricula.
BASIS is not being showered with accolades. Perhaps that's because they are equal opportunity disruptors, threats to private schools, public schools and public charter schools. Not surprisingly, those being disrupted resent the intrusion.
During parent teacher conferences, is it more important to discuss a child's academic development or their social/emotional well-being? This often asked question can be answered simply by stating that both are critical aspects to your child's school life.
Our young people are in college to become smarter, wiser, to become tomorrow's leaders. So study, save, and remember this list of tips. Or just give it to your teaching assistant, who is probably doing all the work, anyway.
When it comes to permanently shaping the landscape it is slow and steady force that literally moves mountains. It may be that we're witnessing the impact of similar subtle shifts in the most recent report from the National Assessment for Educational Progress.
There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.
"What's your major?" is one of the most commonly asked questions of college students today. It's interesting to consider that the same question asked to one of our students in the mid-19th century would have elicited a blank stare.
In 2008, a colleague and I set out to make it our mission to rid this world of bad PowerPoint presentations. Remember the consequences: every time you make a bad PowerPoint presentation -- God (all of them) kills a kitten.
Kids nowadays are under a tremendous amount of stress with a push from our educational institutions and from parents to get the best grades, do the most extracurricular activities and conform to fit into the highest social circles.
Curiosity is holy. The most brilliant mind of the 20th century held intellectual curiosity with an almost divine respect, regarding it as a true beacon of light for humanity illuminating a dark and ignorant world.
Kids should be praised primarily for their efforts, rather than for their personal characteristics, because if they are praised for effort, then a poor performance is more likely to be seen as a glitch, rather than a valid reflection of who they are as individuals.