PARCC: How a High Tech Test Will Hinder Tech in Schools

Welcome to 2015, the first year of the high tech Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests, one of two national exams aligned to the Common Core standards. But, while these tests will take place entirely online, they’ll effectively set technology back in schools by the time these tests are […]


Commentary On CNN's "Don't Fail Me: Education In America"

The CNN special report “Don’t Fail Me: Education In America” originally aired on CNN on May 15, 2011. The report chronicled three students and teams engaged in the FIRST Robotics Competition during the 2010-11 school year. Below are some of my thoughts on the documentary.

FIRST Let me clearly state that I am a strong […]


Student Motivation and Envisioning Success

Johnny is entering the ninth grade in Springfield High School. Having been historically an “average” B-C student, mathematics has always been exceptionally challenging to him. During the past summer, his parents arranged for a personal tutor to do one session per week with him. Also wanting a fresh start of sorts in math going into […]