Is boredom good? That Depends on When and Where It Is Experienced

I’ve been hearing a lot recently about the “benefits” of boredom. A few weeks…


In 2018, Most K-12 Classrooms Are Too Traditional; Let’s Change That

This spring, American teachers reacted with outrage to Education Secretary…


Why Teachers Must Focus On Getting Students To Love the Work

In 20+ years of teaching, I’ve never heard one student say they deeply…


Lesson Plan: Teenagers And Sleep

It’s no secret that teenagers don’t get enough sleep. The developing adolescent…


Getting Students To Care About Their Studies

When I was an education reporter years ago, a school administrator in Kansas…