Technological and Human Metaphors and Their Impact on Education

Recently, I woke up thinking about language, how it can reflect and shape our beliefs and values. When we use contemporary metaphors about technology, for example, to describe the human Continue Reading →

Do I crave student praise and affirmation more than I crave student growth and development?

Young people are not the only ones who want to be recognized, praised, and celebrated. We can seek that as teachers as well. We want students and parents to value Continue Reading →

Why Does More Disruptive Education Reform Come from Outside of the System?

A common critique of the education reform movement (as some refer to it), is that many of the people involved with education reform are not inside the system. What most Continue Reading →

How Three Words Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Learner

Fourteen years ago, while pursuing a graduate degree in humanities (a Master of Liberal Studies), I gathered the courage to take a creative writing course with the South African novelist, Continue Reading →