March 6, 2023 Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation. —Mahatma Gandhi Shortly after the birth of my daughter, I
March 2, 2023 Here’s a riddle: If there are no stupid questions, why are so many of them asked in schools? Most teachers, especially on the first day of class,
February 13, 2023 Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman, in their book, Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, offer a three-part framework for understanding how novel things are created.
January 30, 2023 Even with 28 years of classroom experience, I’m often surprised by the impact of technological innovations on my teaching. So, the articles about ChatGPT answering questions and
January 26, 2023 Teaching the Holocaust by Inquiry, Elizabeth Krasemann, Foreword by Michael Berenbaum. LIT Verlag GmbH & Co., Zurich, 2022. These are fascinating times to teach students about the
January 23, 2023 In light of a sea of political and economic shifts in recent years, it is no surprise there’s been a renewed interest in civics education. Questions abound
January 19, 2023 Deep fakes and fake news are old news. Content about world events is taken more seriously than content that entertains us. Can we deem popular culture and
January 16, 2023 At my last dentist appointment, the hygienist did a couple of novel things: she cleaned my teeth differently—with air and water—and she also checked my blood pressure.
January 9, 2023 During 31 years in the independent school world (35 if you add the student experience), visiting over 100 schools was one of my favorite activities. I always
January 5, 2023 Like most students over the past 100 or so years, I learned to write essays by rote repetition of the lifeless five-paragraph formula: introduction leading to a