Listen We thought we were breaking boundaries with flexible seating. The reality is, though, we’re probably still doing everything the same. The only difference is just that we’ve offered our students “fun” chairs. Reforming education is no more about offering the same old, tired content to kids sitting on bouncy...
Listen Recently, one of our writers was sharing a personal experience they’d had right after college. The writer spent the summer in a third-world country teaching reading, and upon returning to the United States, had a severely overwhelming few weeks getting used to being back. For example, grocery shopping was...
Listen Everytown Research reports that information contributed by “the New York Police Department’s review of active shooter incidents found that in 75% of these incidents, the shooter or shooters were school-aged and were current or former students of the school.” This means that active shooters in schools are very often...
Listen While some find it unsettling or unfortunate to walk onto a school campus and see armed police officers walking around, a better understanding of the roles of School Resource Officers (or SROs) reveals that they are more than just stern defenders looking for bad guys. SROs devote much...
Listen Read Finish this statement: “The kids aren’t the problem. It’s the ______.” Did you say either adults or parents? Then you are not alone! Many teachers say the same. After years in the public school setting, one of our writers transitioned from teaching to being a stay-at-home parent, though,...
Listen Watch Tyler talks with Pilar Biller, 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year, about how art can prepare you for life and the importance of the arts in our lives.
The most effective bullying prevention strategies As children and youth grow up, there are many things to learn. Relationships and social situations can be some of the most complicated things that people learn when they are young. It is essential that children and young adults learn how to interact with...
We should have guns in schools, but we need to talk about who has guns in schools. It is very difficult to talk abou this subject without assuming hat teachers should have guns. The problem is that most teachers do not want to have guns in their classrooms. Because of...
Gun control is one of the biggest discussions currently taking place in American culture. In fact, it's become such a pervasive issue that it's reaching many different parts of our society, even become a hot button topic for those interested in school reform. The discussion over whether or not schools...
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