academic conference

Ride the Wave!


I’m writing from the glorious D-terminal in Hartsfield-Jackson airport. I was lucky enough to find a plug by my gate, so why not tap a vein for a bit. Conference season for education professionals is upon us. Almost every week, there is a conference dedicated to educational pedagogy, technology, practice, or all aforementioned. Don’t be […]

Empowering Students to Take Charge of Their Learning

Growth mindset. Student learning objectives. Student success. These terms are referred to frequently in education today, but how does a teacher empower students to take control of their own learning and feel like they are active participants as opposed to simply being consumers in the classroom and school in general? As the end of a […]

What Private Schools Can Learn from College for America


“Nobody has a monopoly on good ideas. Independent schools can learn from public and charter schools. Public schools can learn from charter and independent schools. What I would like to see is a conversation that involves all of the sectors.” So said John Chubb when I first interviewed him in the summer of 2013, shortly […]

Conferences and Conventions: Why we should attend with students


An LIRR commute. A subway ride uptown during rush hour and the quiet auditorium of Columbia University awaits expectantly with the almost hum of high school journalists. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) as well as other scholastic press associations hold their annual spring conventions around this time of year offering a wealthy opportunity for […]

10 Don’ts Teachers Want Parents to Know


But whether you’re the parent of a student in a private, charter or public school, there’s a common list of not-often-publicized parental do’s and don’ts. I want to focus on the “don’ts.”

Education towards global competence in the 21st century


Last week saw the inaugural education conference at my school’s parent university, the first Srinakharinwirot University Conference in Education (SWUICE). The theme of the conference was ‘Education towards global competence in the 21st century’. The keynote speech on the first day was given byProfessor Roger Moltzen, Dean of Education atWaikato University, New Zealand. Professor Moltzen […]