The Challenge: Caring in the Virtual Classroom

One of the foundational elements of  effective teaching is personal interactions with students. As John Maxwell advised, “Children don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care.” In a thoughtful discussion of making distance learning less remote, ...

Attention & Focus-Crucial Learning Skills

The ability to learn relates directly to paying attention and focus. So what is the distinction between these two cognitive skills? “Attention is a natural function of the body because individuals are constantly in a state of paying attention to different aspects of...

Concerns about Education in the time of “the virus”

What is the primary goal of American education? According to the US Department of Education, it is to “build a solid foundation for learning for all children.”  Notice the absolute word “all” in the statement. At the current time, this goal is not being addressed. The...