In an era of relentless educational change, it is somewhat counter-cultural, I suspect, to write a book with the title of Reduce Change to Increase Improvement. My purpose in doing so, is to disrupt the assumption that change is always desirable, and to challenge educational leaders at all levels to think
Analogies require us to identify similarities between two or more items that may appear very different on the surface. Let’s look at two examples. Consider
Imagine being a child moving through a K-12 educational system. In kindergarten, the teacher reads a silly, fun story aloud as the class listens intently.
On October 4, 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik, making outer space the next battleground of the Cold War. It also sent a shockwave through the
I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to review Ana Homayoun’s new book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an
The research is clear: we cannot purchase our way to student achievement through prepackaged programs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to student learning. Yet the
Students are profoundly influenced by the messages they get from the significant people in their lives about their ability to learn. Many low-confidence, underperforming students—often