Outlier Practices Make or Break the Learning Experience

Outlier Practices Make or Break the Learning Experience

Reflections on teaching, learning, and leadership. Sunday, June 20, 2021 Outlier Practices Make or Break the Learning Experience We learn, and remember for that matter, from...

How the COVID pandemic is changing global science collaborations

How the COVID pandemic is changing global science collaborations

In February 2020, as early COVID outbreaks were expanding in many countries, Nevan Krogan was grappling with a different kind of surge — in the size of his research...

Canada's COVID-19 lockdowns have lost all touch with reality

Canada's COVID-19 lockdowns have lost all touch with reality

Canada's COVID-19 lockdowns have lost all touch with reality COVID-19 is now killing fewer Canadians per day than the daily average from pneumonia and the flu Author of the...

Four Strategies for Effective Writing Instruction (Opinion)

Four Strategies for Effective Writing Instruction (Opinion)

The new question-of-the-week is: What is the single most effective instructional strategy you have used to teach writing? Teaching and learning good writing can be a challenge...

What is Prodigy for Education? Best Tips and Tricks

What is Prodigy for Education? Best Tips and Tricks

Prodigy is a math-focused blended learning tool that connects in-class and at-home learning for a hybrid system. It does this by gamifying learning. This game-based learning...

3 Keys to Making Project-Based Learning Work During Distance Learning

3 Keys to Making Project-Based Learning Work During Distance Learning

Project-Based Learning (PBL) 3 Keys to Making Project-Based Learning Work During Distance Learning This challenging time provides an opportunity for students to work...

Helping kids be safe, confident online explorers

Helping kids be safe, confident online explorers

We’ve heard from parents, educators and experts on ways to make technology safer for kids, and we continue to incorporate that feedback into our products. Whether it’s helping...

Education outreach can inspire the next generation of scientists

Education outreach can inspire the next generation of scientists

It’s April 2020, and I’m on a Zoom call, grinding cabbage leaves and exploring the concept of pH with more than 50 kids from across the United States. It’s a bright spot during...

5 Ways We Can Influence Meaningful Change in Education

5 Ways We Can Influence Meaningful Change in Education

Now and then, a post that I wrote years ago is tweeted my way, and it is a chance to look back at what I used to share and evaluate my thinking today.  The one that was recently...

Schools Must Push Harder For Racial Justice. Educators Are Leading The Charge.

Schools Must Push Harder For Racial Justice. Educators Are Leading The Charge.

The United States was shaken to its core a year ago, when police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in broad daylight on a street in Minnesota. In the wake of his...

The Future of Career Technical Education (CTE): What Educators Need to Know

The Future of Career Technical Education (CTE): What Educators Need to Know

Career technical education (CTE) is currently receiving increased attention as it is expected to play a key role in the recovery from the pandemic. New skills, approaches, and...

10 things every new principal should know - Better Leaders Better Schools

10 things every new principal should know - Better Leaders Better Schools

Some of my biggest mistakes were made because I was being inauthentic to who I truly was. It’s good to emulate your heroes, but at some point you have to trust yourself and...