Posted inCurrent Events in Education, Featured, From the Front Lines, High School

I Don't Believe in School Choice and Neither Should You

Across the country there was a tour going on named “The School Choice Tour” that’s been hitting cities in the United States touting how important it is for parents to have school choice for their children. I imagine their tour stops are full of parents and students who get up and speak about how their […]

Posted inFeatured, From the Front Lines, Instruction & Curriculum

Fighting the Fear of Failure

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] This past week, the Smithsonian Education Lab’s #mpossible Twitter chat focused on how we as educators can get students to follow their passions. While the conversation hovered around having strong educators […]

Posted inInstruction & Curriculum, Social Studies

Learning With Our Inner-Gamer: Using Board Games in the Social Studies Classroom

The idea of using games in the classroom has been a popular practice for teachers across varying disciplines for years. Board games have offered meaningful ways for teachers to easily captive students in learning experiences; scenario based games have offered teachers means to encourage students to think more deeply about topics; card games have offered […]

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Teaching Young Innovators

By Allison Bemiss From national media reports to political stump speeches, innovation is the new buzzword in education. Everyone who is anyone is talking about innovation. Curriculum is marketed as innovative. Blogs for educators and top universities are discussing the need for more innovation. Education professionals everywhere are charged with the task of INNOVATION- that’s […]