Home Authors Posts by Guest Author

Guest Author

Guest Author

The Learning Sciences: Two Perspectives

By: Amelia Peterson. With developments in psychology and neuroscience, the thinking goes, we should be able to build a core body of knowledge on learning to inform how we teach and organize education. When it comes to moving from knowledge to action, however, the learning sciences seem to break up into two different perspectives.

Painting the Future of K-12: Art as a Vehicle for Teacher and Student Learning

By: Bonnie Allen. If we envision the future of K-12 education as a painting, we should picture art and core curricular instruction taking place on one canvas to improve learning for both students and teachers.

Using Popular Motivational Theories to Evaluate Digital Tools

By Dr. Rachel Schechter - Edtech providers are rapidly developing and launching programs. That is potentially great news, but not when that rapid development reflects quantity over quality. Keeping best practices in mind when deciding on digital tools puts both educators and students on surer footing.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

By: Amy McGrath. More and more young people are starting to build their own businesses. Mark Greenberg is the founder and CEO of BuildEd. He uses his experience as an entrepreneur in industries ranging from consulting to real estate investment to develop entrepreneurship courses for partners like ASU Prep Digital and several K-12 programs.

Empowering Our Daughters to Love Math is about More than Numbers

By: Jennifer Agustin. Whether you’re a parent or an educator looking to ensure equity for every child or a business professional seeking to establish a smarter, more profitable company, diversity in any field is proven to help. That being said, we should think bigger when it comes to empowering girls to love math. We must focus on the impact math can have on girls’ overall critical thinking, confidence, and eventual career paths, no matter their ambition.

Deep in South Carolina’s ‘Corridor of Shame,’ Teachers at New Tech Network Strive for...

By: Mark Keierleber. Colleton County is in southeast South Carolina, part of a poor, rural region branded in a documentary as the “Corridor of Shame” for historically inequitable funding and poor student achievement. New Tech Network is helping build momentum for change.

Learning Leadership Skills Outdoors: Place-Based Ed in the Puget Sound

By: Roberta McFarland. Students in the Waskowitz Environmental Leadership & Service program participate in place-based learning experiences that help them develop leadership skills as well as choose their next steps for college and career.