Centering Dialogue in the Classroom: It’s about WE, not ME!


Given the current political climate marked by an increase in school-based hate crimes, engaging students in authentic conversations related to the social, cultural or political—without fear of alienating those who hold different opinions and ultimately compromising curiosity, openness, and critical thinking—can seem like a near-impossible task. Further, educators often express a lack of pedagogical confidence to effectively [...]

Centering Dialogue in the Classroom: It’s about WE, not ME!2020-02-21T13:05:04+01:00

The New Superpower


Share everything. That was Robert Fulghum’s first lesson in Kindergarten. It turns out that learning to share will be even more important than Fulghum thought. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence. Production has been the focus of modern economies. We’ve reached the point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, [...]

The New Superpower2020-02-21T11:58:16+01:00



INTRODUCTION Homework is an essential part of school education and can not be avoided. It is normal for students to get overwhelmed or frustrated as a result of multiple difficult homework, but this goes further to cause a serious damage on their ability to focus and retain vital information. It can also lead to piled [...]

10 TIPS TO REDUCE HOMEWORK STRESS2020-02-21T18:07:08+01:00

Deciding Which School is Right for Your Child


  In today’s world of standardized tests, we have an abundance of data available about our children. While all standardized tests are not equivalent and some reveal much more about our children’s capabilities than others, parents today have more information about their children than ever before. As beneficial as such information can be, it also [...]

Deciding Which School is Right for Your Child2020-02-17T15:23:21+01:00

How Project-Based Learning Unleashes Students’ Creativity


  Students can’t learn to become a “good person” by doing a worksheet, and their creativity can’t be measured by taking a test. With that said, as teachers, we often feel that it is our duty to teach them to master academic standards, while also empowering them to think creatively, work together, and above all, [...]

How Project-Based Learning Unleashes Students’ Creativity2020-02-14T14:43:13+01:00

Gen Z and the Skills Gap


My oldest son, a junior at an elite university in California, went to a traditional college prep high school where he claims he was imminently prepared for post-secondary studies but did little to improve his chances of entering the workforce. My youngest son, a senior at New Technology High School in Napa, flips that script, saying he [...]

Gen Z and the Skills Gap2020-02-14T13:47:05+01:00

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs


  The new year has begun with a flurry of activity from the World Economic Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that provides a blueprint for education and business leaders concerned with the future of work. In September, the WEF published the Future of Jobs Report 2018 and it’s now a hot topic at the annual gathering of [...]

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs2020-02-13T18:36:20+01:00

32 Ways AI is Improving Education


In the last few years, machine learning applications have quietly entered every aspect of life: social media to speech recognition, radiology to retail, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service, robotics to route optimization. During the 40 year information age, we told computers what to do. With advances in artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, [...]

32 Ways AI is Improving Education2020-02-13T18:20:16+01:00

Enhancing Student Learning: Seven Principles for Good Practice


  The Seven Principles Resource Center The following principles are anchored in extensive research about teaching, learning, and the college experience. 1. Good Practice Encourages Student – Instructor Contact Frequent student – instructor contact in and out of classes is an important factor in student motivation and involvement. Instructor concern helps students get through rough times [...]

Enhancing Student Learning: Seven Principles for Good Practice2020-02-13T17:27:25+01:00

How to get teachers on board with EdTech


We’ve all heard about veteran educators who have been teaching the same way for years and are reluctant to integrate technology into their practice. Why should they? It’s scary to try something new, especially in front of a class of kids who seem to already be tech experts.  Here are four ways to make adapting [...]

How to get teachers on board with EdTech2019-11-13T02:13:04+01:00