Why Edu-Cat-Ion?

Why do we need another Web site that talks about education? Why is there a picture of the space shuttle blasting off associated with this article? Why is education spelled that way? And now, why is this article being repeated since it was first published on November 1, 2014? This site was launched on November…

The Problem: Students Believe What They Are Told

Tomorrow, I’ll be at my nephew’s high school graduation.  Three years ago, I attended a high school graduation for another family member.  It was great to see so many young men and women excited about their achievements, and the enthusiasm about the world they’re going to enter and affect. It reminded me of my daughter’s…

The Problem: An Aversion or Dissuasion From Life-Long Learning

If you’re an administrator or teacher in a school today, one of the phrases you have heard, spoken, believe and may even be passionate about is that one of the goals of education today is to create life-long learners. That is indeed a worthy goal!  While it’s a message that can be conveyed to and…

The Problem: No One Teaches About Financial Literacy

The United States has a problem.  It’s called the National Debt. School Districts have a problem.  It’s called eroding tax bases, which means cutting education expenses. Families have a problem.  It’s called credit card debt. College graduates have a problem.  It’s called student loan debt. Anyone see a pattern? Education News recently did, and found…

The Problem: We Learn to Forget

We’ve all heard the expression, “Use it or lose it.”  It applies to skills; it applies to possessions; it applies to memory; and it applies to learning. “Teaching to the test” simply puts knowledge into short-term memory.  If what we learn is not reviewed through a “spaced repetition” process, we will retain little of what…

Coding: The Future of the Service Industry

A number of schools, in conjunction with their STEM, STEAM and STREAM efforts, are building coding classes into their curriculum.  Resources such as those available at https://code.org/educate/curriculum and https://www.kodable.com/ offer resources for educators who want to incorporate this important learning to students eager to learn how to build games and create apps that might be able…