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Football Coach’s Wisdom Can Serve Educators Well During COVID-19 Crisis

Bob Sullivan, the head coach of my college football team a zillion years ago (and one of the most important people in my life),...

How Isaac Newton Turned Isolation From the Great Plague Into a “Year of Wonders”

College students around the world left campus this month, unsure when they would return and what daily life would look like until...

How We Teachers Handle the COVID-19 Crisis Will Leave a Lasting Impact

There is nothing I love more than walking into my classroom every morning to a room of empty desks, knowing they will...

They’re Worried We’ll Realize We Can Teach Our Kids Better at Home

I could write endlessly about the pointlessness of the national network of strident public education apologists who have nothing practical to offer families struggling...

Online Instruction Can (and Does) Work for Students with Disabilities

Education in America came to a virtual standstill after schools were ordered closed in a nationwide effort to contain the spread of...

They Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye

I have spent the week having flashbacks to a Friday in 2001 when I sobbed in my classroom. It was the middle...

Yes, We Are Overwhelmed but Together We Can and Will Keep Kids Learning and Engaged

I wish my kids loved to read. But they don’t. They don’t even like it very much. And this may present a...

Coronavirus: The Second Half of the Chessboard

Okay so there was this King who was looking for a game to keep him busy and someone presented him with Chess....