Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How to Avoid Education's Death Valley

Ken Robinson is one of my favorite speakers to listen to about education reform and the overall state of education. This video is well worth the time. He talks about the value of a teacher and the need for a balanced curriculum.

Friday, October 25, 2013

How To Change Education from the Ground Up

A thought provoking video about how educational reform can be affected by the teachers and administrators in the classroom.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Common Core State Standards...What are they? How can I help my Student?

The Common Core Standards are what 46 states are using as the groundwork for student achievement and learning. This is a large shift in education. In the past, each state adopted its own standards and the academic standards across states was inconsistent  These new standards will allow for a national focus on specific learning standards in the areas of Literacy and Mathematics. The bar has been leveled and raised for all students across the nation.

If you would like to talk with me more about the Common Core State Standards, I am more than willing to talk with you.

Common Core Resources for Parents:

Student Success

Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Are you a past, present or future thinker?

This video is an interesting perspective on the different time zones that people follow. It covers many topics from religion, to politics, to education and today's culture. I am not endorsing this theory as fact, nor do I completely agree with everything in it, but it is thought-provoking and makes you think about your own time perspective on different issues. Note: This is intended for adults, some of the visuals and topics might be inappropriate for children.