The Death of Tiger Mom (Part 1 of 2)
It’s been over a decade since Amy Chua launched her notorious writing career describing the benefits of being a Tiger mom. In her book, she told how Asian moms were “better” and pointed to the exceptional academic performance of her children — and Asian children generally — as proof. And she’s right. Asian kids have, […]
3 Ways to Survive The Education Jungle (No Fear!)
The future is fuzzy and uncertain, yet your child’s school stays stuck in the past. Your child is going to The Jungle… are they ready?
Past, Present, and Future Fathers
It’s time to re-think Father’s Day. No more cards… do something radically useful instead.
It’s All About Relationships
We all know that “without relationship, learning suffers.” Can’t we do better building relationships among learners and educators? It turns out that we can…
Writing as Learning
Writing is not what you think it is. “Writing is an act of discovery!” “Writing gives us power.” (says, Dr. Robin Reagler, longtime writing expert). Here’s a plan to improve your LEARNING through writing.
Math, Science, and Social Studies is All About Problem-Solving
This week Dr. Scott takes on problem-solving skills in the areas of science and social studies.
You’re Not a Rogue Parent (or Teacher) if You Want the Best for Your Kids
Dr. Scott takes on traditional decision-makers in this essay, whether they are the school principal or the President of the United States. Parents are the public in public schooling, make no mistake about it.
Smack Down Response to NYT Op Ed
Dr. Scott Van Beck takes on Harvard professor Jal Mehta’s recent op ed in the New York Times. This “Smack Down” hammers long-standing and antiquated beliefs about school (without using a folding chair!) Take a read and choose your side!