Ever since the advent of organized public education, folks have argued about who should be served by it. Sadly, children were seldom the main focus—until now, hopefully. There were always a few, like Maria Montessori, who thought in terms of the “whole child,” but politics and industry, it seems, have always held sway, overpowering efforts […]
Keys to Inspiration: A Teacher’s Guide to a Student-Centered Writing Program will be released on February 28. The book launch celebration will happen a few weeks later; stay tuned.
Yes, as blasphemous as it sounds, students today spend too much time reading, at least in school. It’s understandable, of course, for four reasons: 1.) Writing proficiency is disappearing from the national education debate—with reading and math getting all of the attention—so there’s little incentive for teachers, school districts, and states to invest much time […]