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…

Technology: Putting the Business of Education Out of Business?

Technology is becoming more and more prevalent in schools: One-to-one initiatives, giving a computer or tablet to every student in the school, and potentially replacing textbooks; Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, allowing the school to protect itself from having to repair, service, or replace expensive technology, as well as absolve itself from potential inappropriate…