There’s a graphic on the concept known as “growth mindset” that’s zipping around the internet. This popular chart provides suggestions for how students might use self-talk to redirect their thinking when the learning gets hard…
Homework is hard enough for most students, but for those who don’t have internet access at home, it can be a huge hurdle.
Behavior problems are an issue at every school, whether it be urban or rural; low, middle or high income; traditional or nontraditional in format. My school, Billingsville Leadership Academy (BLA) in Charlotte, North Carolina, was no exception.
Faced with several behavioral…
The ever-changing technology landscape is transforming how students live their lives and communicate with each other and the world around them. Advances in technology are also drastically changing our schools — what we teach, where we teach and how we teach.
As educators, we…
It’s an exchange that frustrates parents worldwide:
“What did you learn at school today?”
This stalled conversation is being phased out in many forward-thinking school districts, where parents get…
Mobile devices, from smartphones to iPads, are changing the way we work and play, and students are clamoring to use them to learn. If you’re a school leader thinking about embarking on a mobile learning initiative, there’s one thing you need to consider before you even think about devices,…
Time is fleeting. Life is short.
And neither of those clichés matters one jot to U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.
True, he has less than a year of guaranteed tenure in the position. The calendar alone is a recipe to get caught between the…
This is an updated version of a post that published on Jan. 12, 2016.
For tech director Phil Hintz, the district’s decision to go 1:1 and give all 2,200 students in his district access to 24/7 learning was a…