A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice
Want your students to actively engage in addressing inequality? Explore this annotated bibliography of resources for teaching students about social justice.
How and Why We Should Let Our Students Fail
Letting our kids deal with the natural consequences of their actions will help them more quickly develop the skills they need to succeed. Easier said than done.
4 Things I’ve Learned About Teaching from CrossFit
For the first time, I understand what it feels like to be a struggling student. But because of the way CrossFit is structured, I keep trying. And I have no plans to stop.
Should My Child Skip Kindergarten?
The parent of a proficient reader is concerned that kindergarten won’t be challenging enough for her daughter. She thinks her daughter may end up hating school. Should she move her up a grade?
5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb
Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.
A Parent’s Dilemma: Extra Math or Electives with Friends?
A parent wants to know if she should honor her son’s request to opt out of extra math so he can take an elective with his friends. What should she do?
Know Your Terms: Memory Palace
Mnemonics help us remember things: Roy G. Biv, Every Good Boy Does Fine. But there’s one you may not have heard of, and it might be the coolest one of all.
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Some of our most common practices in classrooms, music studios, and athletic fields are actually pretty ineffective ways to learn. So what should we be doing instead?