Making the Shift to Inquiry and Authentic Learning

Making the Shift to Inquiry and Authentic Learning

How does one change a deeply established pattern or schema? If you have ever tried to change a habit in your life, you know that it takes time, awareness, commitment, and a steady patience as you fall back and forth between the new and the old you are trying to leave...
Art has the power…

Art has the power…

When someone asks me why the arts are important to learning, I usually respond by describing my own experience in using the arts to excite learners. One such experience follows.  Here is the scene: A narrow, windowless room in an urban middle school, with twelve desks...
Reflections

Reflections

I’ve developed and written many videos over the course of my career. Some have been intended for national broadcast, others for smaller audiences, all generally aimed at teaching, informing or motivating viewers often within the broad category of education....

But I don’t wanna go to college!

Here’s a newsflash, Student Engagement Drops With Each School Year! Sadly it’s true and while not a new phenomenon it is one that not only affects daily k-12 classroom teaching but also has a hidden impact on college-readiness. With all the talk about...