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I agree with many posts that extending the school day and the number of minutes is not necessarily the answer.  The reality is that improving the QUALITY of the school day should be at the ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011

The global age has ushered in a period of potential democracy, but we are still seeing the same, top-driven decision making processes. In the case of schools, those making the decisions have ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I have no issue with extended the school day.  In fact, I think there are lots of opportunities by lengthening the day.  My issue lies with how teachers have been painted throughout this ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011

Currently, the school district is so focused on "data" in the form of test scores and numbers, it is destroying our ability to create a consistent and high level of instruction.  ... Posted on: Saturday, October 29, 2011

This idea comes from a few teachers at my school as well as myself. We would love to see long advisory Wednesdays become a true Student Development day by grouping students with like needs into ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

In communities where the families are strong, American schools are the best in the world. In the communities where the families are broken, our schools are a nightmare.  WE DO NOT NEED TO ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

I believe that each student should expereince a Ancillary class each day, which would then allow for each  classroom teacher would recieve a prep five days a week.  This is the first ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Without question, there should be a longer school day for all schools but, let's be clear, STRUCTURE MATTERS! The information that informs what structure is used should come from those who will be ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

As a science teacher, I feel that the laboratory experience is fundamental to developing an understanding of scientific inquiry. Teaching science to high school students is critically important ... Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

We known a lot about adolescents and sleep patterns.  They physically do not fall asleep until much later.  so why do we have high schools that start at 7:30  or 8 am?  Why not ... Posted on: Friday, October 21, 2011
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