Fidget Spinners in Classrooms: Worthwhile or Worthless?

I’m sure you’ve already heard about the new craze that’s taken the world by storm, and that is precisely what I’d like to talk about today: fidget spinners. Everyone loves this hot new toy and while many are praising it for being fun and helpful in the work place, there are many others who are … Continue reading Fidget Spinners in Classrooms: Worthwhile or Worthless?

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Helping Kids Transform by Turning ISS into Mindful Meditation

This past week I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about ways that kids could really benefit from things changing in their schools—for example, how they’d do without homework completely or if they were to get more free time outside instead of being cooped up all day in a classroom. Yet, what I wound up … Continue reading Helping Kids Transform by Turning ISS into Mindful Meditation

Step 3: Getting Rid of the Standardized Testing Priority

In my previous post containing the first step in getting transformative education into classrooms, I talked about how project-based learning is the future of our education system. In this post, I’d like to talk about the opposite of project-based learning, which is standardized testing. While standardized testing can be a good thing, the fact that … Continue reading Step 3: Getting Rid of the Standardized Testing Priority

The Bane of My Existence: The Woman Who Wants to Ruin Education for Us All

The Preface I’d like to preface this post by saying that this will mostly be a rant more than anything else, so buckle up. And what, per-se, might this rant be about? Well, it’s honestly about a lot of things. It’s about how our education system is failing our kids; it’s about how we desperately … Continue reading The Bane of My Existence: The Woman Who Wants to Ruin Education for Us All