My high school history teacher was convinced that Disney was the cause of human ignorance. Every day that I strolled into class wearing a Mickey Mouse t-shirt (quite often) he’d wince and go on a tirade about how historically inaccurate … Continue readingRead More
One of the major main points of emphasis for educators applying the principles of Choice Theory in the classroom is helping students learn how to self-evaluate consciously and effectively. If we want students to take greater responsibility for their learning, … Continue readingRead More
Museums are excellent places for children to learn. The informal learning that comes from museums enhances what kids get in school. Museums enable us to supplement the formal, structured, curriculum-driven model encountered in classrooms. Minda Borun, Director of Research and … Continue readingRead More
Today’s kids are much more aware of the environment and the impact they have on it than their parents. The current generation of elementary and middle schoolers had never known life without Earth Day, curbside recycling programs or a range … Continue readingRead More
Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, will land solid employment just on the strength of a… Read More
It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles. I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core concepts in science and mathematics; throwing out the traditional text… Read More
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