If you have not done so already, we recommend that you register now for any standardized tests you will be taking this school year. There is real urgency for some, especially those taking tests in October, November or December. A few of the most popular locations are already full or almost full. This goes for . . . read more
Despite fresh recommendations from the AAP (following the lead of the American Pediatric Association) that call for later school start times for teens, there appears to be little hope of change. The human biology says one thing about rest and the optimal functionality of student brains. Tradition and culture say something else.read more
A crisis of confidence for a client student and a recent magazine interview remind us how much strain our kids are under. The expectations we heap on our children can be counterproductive in more ways than we often recognize. We need to step back and, more importantly, help our children step back, take a deep breath and keep things in perspective.
The end of another school year means the beginning of grading season. In a time of grade inflation and educational consumerism, attitudes toward grades are changing and not necessarily for the better. What are the consequences when grades cease to be about mastery?read more
In Matamoros, on the Mexican side of the border, Sergio Juárez Correa, a 5th grade teacher, improvised his own version of the student-driven classroom. The results were staggering. His students performed remarkably on the state tests, with 10 of them scoring in the 99.99th percentile.