5 Thought Experiments to Challenge Our Vision of Higher Education

How can we cut the cost of college and/or address the problem of debt from college loans? How can we increase access to and opportunity through college for more people? Continue Reading →

A Bad Habit Worth Keeping: Debunking Our Own #Education Ideas

When it comes to new ideas, I have a bad habit that I intend to keep. I debunk my own ideas…at least I try. An idea that doesn’t hold up Continue Reading →

Counting the Cost of Entertainment Education

Most educators have strong opinions about what is sometimes called edutainment. Some praise it as a promising means of engaging and educating students whose interests are divided. Others mourn the Continue Reading →

The Ill-Defined Alphabet Soup of Letter Grades in Schools

What does a letter grade mean? Scan a dozen school handbooks or University course catalogs and you will find a largely consistent definition for letter grades. A = Superior B Continue Reading →

On Educational Coaching, Mentoring & High-Impact Learning

Coaching is a difference-maker in education.  Think of the mindset evident in high-performing athletic teams, chess teams, even actors and other entertainers. Content providers are valuable, but that is not Continue Reading →

Badges, Self-Directed Learning, & Positive Psychology

What do digital badges and self-directed learning have in common? Add the concept of positive psychology, and it might be hard to imagine how these three intersect in a meaningful Continue Reading →