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AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
How the "Dumbest" Country Became the Leader in Technology and Innovation
Psychologist; College Professor; Journalist
A Quiet Revolution in Education Is Underway Across America
Partner, Reimagine Learning
It's easy to get caught up in the headlines that paint the education world as a black and white battle field; 'for this,' 'against that,' a slew of divisive buzz words detracting from the work we can do best together. We're here to put an end to that paradigm.
Common Core Kills Curiosity
Historian, professor, education activist and author of Teachin...
Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.
What Do Kids Learn From Doing Homework?
Founding director, Cherry Preschool; Blogger, ChicagoNow
The nature of homework -- at what age it should start and what it should ask of children -- will continue to evolve. For now, perhaps we should want something better for our children than subjecting them to the same pressures that make our lives so hectic and stressful.
Seven Ideas to Build Perseverance in Students (Part One)
Founder and President of Growing Leaders, Best-Selling Author
As the researchers were in Singapore, they were looking for an amazing new solution they could bring back to U.S. schools. But instead of grand key, they found that as Singapore students did their work, they were consistently reinforced with two ideas: attitude and perseverance.
Grappling With the Question: Why Isn't America Number 1?
Writer-in-residence at The Education Trust
Some bad news makes you question whether we, as a nation, have the smarts, the wherewithal, the old-fashioned grit to solve our problems. For example: while the rest of the world's kids seem to be getting smarter, our kids don't. But why?
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