New School Year Quiz

During the coming days, you will receive calls and correspondence from parents and staff competing for your attention. Some will want to see you immediately. You will recognize anger, concern, and sometimes feelings of powerlessness. Your first question is: 1. …

The Good Struggle

We have known for some time that the brain is like a muscle—the more it’s used, the stronger it gets. But we’re still trying to figure out how to push students to exercise their muscle to build deeper learning. According …

The Big E

There’s a lot of talk about the need for more empathy in the world. The Big E is on the lips of sociologists, neuroscientists, educators, activists, and life coaches. Not only is empathy a catalyst for building successful relationships, it’s …

A Worthwhile Summer Project

How frustrating it is when things don’t work. Online shopping websites and needed databases fail to deliver on their promises. You end up screaming, “Why can’t I just do it on paper!” Now imagine parents trying to enroll their children …