“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” – Mark Twain Do grades matter anymore? According to one of the most influential companies on the planet today: not really. In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Thomas Friedman interviews the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google Inc., Laszlo Bock. […]
Preparation for the future
I know it’s hard to work up sympathy for lawyers, but bear with me. For the news of the past few weeks has Mercedes and BMW dealers across the country worried as well. It seems that a law school degree will not guarantee that purchase of a shiny new luxury car upon graduation. In fact, only half of law school graduates will actually land jobs.
I hope you’re not one of the many people whose eyes start to glaze over when we begin to talk about the place of moral education in our schools. “Shouldn’t that be left to religion?” is a frequently heard comment. But the most common is, “Aren’t they a bit young to start thinking about stuff […]
What is it with elementary and high school teachers? Here’s a scenario that, unfortunately, is all too common:
Student: “Oh, Mrs. Smith, I wanted to hand in my report on the Solar System”.
Teacher: “I can’t accept that report”.
Student: “Why not?”
Teacher: “That report was due yesterday. You can’t turn it in late!”
Student: “Why, did the Solar System change that much since yesterday?”
Teacher: “No, but it is my job to teach you responsibility! And also, you have to learn that in life you do not get second chances!”
STEM education: emphasizing and empowering our students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math is an important component in preparing our students for the future. STEM schools or STEM classes will aid their transition into these fields of study in College or University. By providing our students with a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics we are helping to ensure that they will be able to compete in our global economy.