Published Articles & Media
More and More, School Just Isn’t ‘Meaningful’
Most educators probably aren't surprised that more than two-thirds of high school seniors don't recognize the value of what they have to learn.
The Real Reason Why English Educators Don’t Like Classic Reading Lists
The idea of selecting certain works for study, creating a canon of novels and poems and plays, fashioning a lineage, however multi-racial and filled with women writers it is, strikes all-too-many curriculum designers as a bad, bad idea.
The College Cruise
The New York Times this week hosted a forum on summer homework, and while I voted "Yea!" many contributors and commenters thought summer homework a terrible intrusion on June, July, and August.
The Fall of Multi-Tasking
Not so long ago people were trumpeting multi-tasking as a new way of learning and behaving, one that was rewiring our brains.
Don’t Think Too Highly of Yourself
A few years ago, in the 2006 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning? researchers found a correlation that went against 40 years of prevailing wisdom in education circles.
Reward Less, Get Less
Student performance gaps are easily explained
The Anti-intellectual Environment of American Teens
Books and ideas have no deep impact
REPN TRI to the FULLEST!!!
Teens write creatively in cyberspace but not in the classroom
Fewer slide rules, more paint brushes