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It’s Time for Education to Engage in Competition

As teachers, we are in a very competitive battle for a child’s attention. Outside of our walls, kids are immersed in engagement at the highest levels. Phones have addicting games and apps that completely hijack a kid’s attention. Video games are designed to occupy kids for hours, if not days. Movies are produced at a […] Read More

THE LOST ART OF HUMAN CONNECTION

Over the past 18 years of my teaching career, I have noticed a number of changes in children. Many of those changes have been extraordinarily positive. Kids are accomplishing more today at a higher rate than what was previously deemed  possible. The digital world has changed education, but it has also changed kids. While they […] Read More

CAN EDUCATION TRIGGER A CATALYST MOVEMENT

A Vicious Cycle Sometimes I feel like we are surrounded by a surplus of people pounding on their chests and complaining about all the things that are wrong in the world. They seem to be stuck in a vicious cycle. They find a problem – it can range from a small problem at their job, […] Read More

HOW EDUCATION CAN HELP THE COMMUNICATION CRISIS

Baseline: Youth Communication Has Drastically Changed   You can blame it on technology if you want. You can blame it on parenting if you want. You can blame it on schools if you want.   I guess it really doesn’t matter who we blame it on. The fact is, the quality of Communication among our […] Read More

THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN THE SHIFT TO CONFIDENCE

Let me set the scene: You are sitting in a large gathering with about a hundred other people. Some of the people in the crowd you know very well, but most of them are strangers. Now imagine an energetic speaker gets up in front and starts a chant and he wants you to chant along. […] Read More