Teaching in a Post-COVID-19 World: 8 Bold Statements

I recently read an article on Politico where a group of "30 smart macro thinkers" recently contemplated how the Coronavirus will change the world. While many of their thoughts are far too Shangri-La and delusionally optimistic, it got me thinking about how this pandemic will change education - with 8 bold statements I'll make, and, [...]

Teaching in a Post-COVID-19 World: 8 Big Questions

I recently read an article on Politico where a group of "30 smart macro thinkers" recently contemplated how the Coronavirus will change the world. While many of their thoughts are far too Shangri-La and delusionally optimistic, it got me thinking about how this pandemic will change education - with 8 big questions I pose, and, [...]

The Ideal School Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

What would an ideal school look like?  My wife and I, like many educators and parents, have had this question thrust to the forefront as part of the COVID-19 crisis.  Overnight, my wife and I--both trained, veteran middle school teachers--have had to set up The Sutton School to teach our own kids. We’ve made all [...]

Dear Teacher Friends, It’s Time to Show More Empathy

It’s always wonderful when teachers from different parts of the world can come together and laugh, joke, complain, or cry about the same common things happening in our classrooms.  “I’ll Wait.” “Where are all my pencils?” “This PD could’ve been an e-mail!” *Insert teacher on the way to break meme* Yes, we can all agree [...]