A School-Wise Books Update

With good wishes for 2019, I want to thank all of you School-Wise followers who have so kindly kept up with my postings over the years, including the multi-page, monthly e-newsletter I used to send out every month. Your comments/feedback and suggestions have made all...

Starting the New Year Gratefully

And so it begins: a new year, a chance to re-evaluate, keep some newly-minted promises, and make kindness and gratitude mainstays of our lives. There is, after all, much to be thankful for—yes, even in this conflict-driven culture we’ve created for ourselves whose...

Resolution-Making Tips

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self,” said renowned author Aldous Huxley, so what are you waiting for? A new year beckons, full of promise and hope. Crush it with goal setting and be resolute moving...

A Decidedly Grinch-Like Christmas Update

Just when you thought you’d heard everything this jolly holiday season, now, on the heels of the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” brouhaha, come these two newsmakers: Jennifer Sinclair, principal of Manchester Elementary School in Elkhorn, Nebraska, has banned all things...

Christmas Shopping 2018: $$$$

Oops! It appears that Javascript has been disabled in your browser, and this application’s great experience relies on Javascript to function properly. Americans are hitting stores big time—brick and mortar and online--this holiday season. Indeed, after surveying...

A School-Wise Education News Update

1.     Recently, university researchers took a good look at the multi-measure teacher evaluations put in place under the Obama/Duncan Race to the Top competitive grant program. They’ve taken different forms, but most have one thing in common: Thanks to all the...

Personalized Learning Is Learning Depersonalized

Adding to the mounting evidence that too much screen time negatively affects youngsters, the National Institute of Health is now engaged in a $300 million study of its own, and preliminary results suggest that it causes “detrimental changes in children which could be...

Tech’s Brain-Flattening Effects: A Screen Shot

Attention all tech users, especially parents and teachers: In a recent Education Week piece, “Digital Technology Is Gambling with Children's Minds," author and Stanford University professor and researcher Elias Aboujaoude reports that, because of new technologies,...

How Teaching Has Changed Since 1987

Oops! It appears that Javascript has been disabled in your browser, and this application’s great experience relies on Javascript to function properly.THE EVER-CHANGING TEACHING LIFE These facts come to us with thanks to Richard Ingersoll, professor of education...