Student engagement in the Time of Corona

Keeping students interested and curious when they are learning is a challenging task under “normal” in-person class situations. So engaging them when they participate in a virtual classroom can be daunting. When students are present, providing opportunities for...

Opportunity from Adversity-2.0

                                        The pandemic has had a devastating effect on American students and the entire education system. In a previous blog in the spring, I discussed that this devastating turn of events with the virus could be viewed as a possibility...

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...

“Happy Father’s Day?” Whose Father?

                                                  And now, for something completely different!  We await the consequences of the virus for American education. How will schools across the country reopen in the fall? In a past post, I’ve suggested that school closures...

Opportunity from Adversity

In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, the fabric of American life is changing. Schools across the nation are closed, some for the remainder of this academic year.   As more states and districts shut down in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the...