Resolutions for the New Year – and Why You May Not Achieve Them

As humans, we have the best intentions when starting a new year. “I’m going to lose 20 pounds!” “I’m going to exercise 20 minutes every day!” “I’m going to eat right!” “I’m going to stop smoking!” “I’m going to get to bed early and not stay up late!” Perhaps you have at least one of…

Back to Basics? What Was the Original Purpose of Compulsory Public School Education?

When pursuing a course of study which leads to a “Master” degree, both the thesis and the practicum pathways usually involve a review of the research regarding the thesis statement.  While reviewing some of the Internet resources available regarding the implementation of publicly funded compulsory education in this country, it’s interesting to see the articles associated with…

Trends of 2020

As we wind down the calendar year, your school is probably on its winter/holiday break.  It’s always helpful to reflect on where we’ve been so we can plan a little better, so let’s take a look at some of the things happening in the marketplace today.  As you read these observations, think about how they…

Celebrating Another Trip Around the Sun

The launch of this site was successful on 11.1.2014.  It’s hard to believe it was launched 6 years ago…and the plan at that time was to  publish a weekly article pertinent to the K-12 education space today.  If you noticed, it was changing, and not just because of technology, but also because of: – the…

Continuous Improvement ≠ Transformational Innovation (or, 5 Things We Must Do To Improve Education) – Reading, Writing and “Teching”: Part 4 of 5

You may think the title of this article has the word “teaching” spelled incorrectly.  That assumption would be incorrect.  “Teching” was a termed coined in the early video game era, but some folks started to use it regarding the increasing utilization of technology. Today, most children “tech” for enjoyment…alright, young adults do too, as evidenced…