What If Teachers Asked High School Students To Tackle Actual Unsolved Problems?

     If we cover Nebraska with solar cells, do we have enough power to…


How To Use Elevated Class Discussions To Improve Student Engagement and Motivation

   Have you ever held a perfect classroom discussion? No, me neither. But…


Storytelling Is Fundamental To Learning Almost Everything

 You certainly don’t have to be a teacher to be a good storyteller. Think…


Just Because It's Easy, Doesn't Mean It's Good For The Classroom

In the final issue of my school’s student newspaper last spring, one of the…


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…


The Need For Greater Understanding of Teenage Mental Health and How It Affects Learning

More and more teenagers are suffering from mental health crises today. Students…


Lesson Plan: You Be The Financial Advisor

Lydia and Tyler are planning to get married, but they have all sorts of…


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…