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? And why is education spelled that way? This site was “launched” 6 years ago (now you know the answer to “Why” number 2, and can it really be that long?).  At the time,…

What Happened to Education News?

Here’s a lesson in how quickly something  that’s been around for a decade can disappear, and still stay on the Web. A great resource for news in the education space was Education News at http://www.educationnews.org.  Starting in 1997, their mission is a noble one: A Global Leading News Source covering educational, political, business, and environmental…

What Would You Do?

This is one of the many examples of why our educational system is in peril…not just trouble. Let’s say you’re working for a public school district as a “specials” teacher – that is, art, music, library, phys ed, or perhaps you’re a school counselor, and, as a member of the teacher’s union, you’ve been working…

Best Places To Be a Teacher

The financial management company SmartAsset releases an annual study of the best places to be a teacher in the US. Factors such as school quality, culture, affordability, and salary levels all come into play for teachers who have the luxury of deciding on the best place to live.  For 2018, the best place is my hometown,…

What Happened to Humility?

According to the blog Advanced Life Skills: There are certain core needs shared by every person on the planet. Some of these needs are physical such as food, water, and air. We also have emotional needs. Once our physical needs are met, filling our core emotional needs becomes our number one priority in life. The…

IQ + EQ –> Success?

As educators, we know what IQ is – Intelligence Quotient.  The higher the number, the more capacity one has for learning about “stuff.” But, how can some people with lower IQs be more successful that people with higher IQs?  The answer, as is posited today, can be found in EQ – Emotional Intelligence.  Emotional Intelligence,…