About Mike Dunn

Mike currently serves as the Director of College Counseling and Upper School History teacher at a small independent school outside of Philadelphia. He teaches courses in interest/career exploration, college essay writing, college admissions fundamentals, and World History. He is also the Principal Consultant for Mike Dunn Educational Consulting.

The Boutique Schools Of Our Future

This past week I spent a few days at Northeastern University for a doctoral residency in the program I'm currently studying under. Part of this experience was spending a day interacting with the NExT community: A group of schools dedicated to Innovation and experiential learning as part of their mission. I learned about programs such [...]

The Power of the School Visit as PD

Featuring guest writer Chris Horne Typical schools spend thousands of dollars each year on professional development. This could involve bringing in guest speakers to facilitate workshops or doing internal data reviews, but each school’s PD plan looks a little bit different. In all cases, these plans tend to have a focused goal: To help teachers [...]

By |2019-04-30T20:51:19-05:00April 30th, 2019|Instruction & Curriculum|0 Comments

Responding to DeVos’s Negligent #SOTU19 Response

With Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address in the rear-view mirror, we are left to reflect on and process the 82-minute sermon. Naturally, education received some attention in the speech, as it has for countless other SOTUs. This time, Trump shared 16 particular words about his education policy: “To help support working parents, [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:36:44-05:00February 7th, 2019|Instruction & Curriculum|0 Comments

As a Teacher and Michigan State University Alum, I’m Embarrassed and Hurt

When I decided to attend Michigan State University in the spring of my Senior year, I was beyond excited. I was a first-gen college student, couldn’t wait to get out of my parents’ house, and was looking forward to everything MSU had to offer. Although I secretly felt pretty unprepared, I was confident enough in [...]

By |2018-01-24T22:49:30-05:00January 24th, 2018|Current Events in Education|0 Comments