Tag: education

Singa-Score

When I think about Singapore, I think of the curious accents of its citizens (speaking Cantonese and English). I think of school children in white button-down short sleeve shirts with starched collars because it is perpetually summer. But I can…

Tween Life and Death

A coworker told me the saddest thing last week. There was a story in the Post with the headline: “Bullies Killed My Daughter.” A 12-year old girl was bullied into committing suicide. I did not know Maria Herrera but I…

Glad in Utah

I am in Salt Lake City, Utah for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference. One of the things that drew me out here was an announcement that Malcolm Gladwell would be speaking at the conference’s opening ceremony.…

The Meaning of School

It is important to me that my son value and see meaning in going to school. Regardless of how much my wife and I work with him academically at home, it is "school" as an institution – both physically and…

Getting Down to Business

This year’s PBS Teaching and Learning Celebration featured a session presented by Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch. Their blog, Bridging Differences, has become a favorite resource of mine for thoughts on education. I enjoy their insights and the somewhat intimate…