Good Men Project (Education)
As we start another school year, here are some thoughts for how to navigate the world. I reflect on some standard advice I give my students.
Schools obsess over what students wear on their heads. Is it really that important? Every rule is an opportunity for unequal enforcement. Choose them wisely.
If someone already knows how to fish, give them a rod and reel and a spot on the riverbank, and then get out of their way. Too much reform seems to involve outsiders telling people with struggles how to fix problems, instead of giving us tools to fix things ourselves.
My colleagues see this as the watershed moment where the American populace realizes the time is now to turn the tide. LeBron James is helping to open a new school in Akron.
Making student discipline positive is a good but single step for a complex problem. Student misbehavior continues to be a frustrating, elusive problem for teachers and administrators.
What rights do public and charter school students have? How should teachers respond? The Supreme Court ruled that students don't need to observe the Pledge. At all.
It’s challenging to address hot-button topics with young adults. But it’s also important. Can, or should, teachers discuss politics with their students?
Overcoming our internal biases to help others learn. Much of what we see and hear is filled in by our knowledge of the world.
A high school teacher reflects on the issues behind bathroom passes. Draconian policies against hall passes sacrifice student dignity for school convenience.
Like any other tool in a school system, a school's dressing policy needs to teach the correct lessons, not the incorrect ones. The concept of school dress codes can be divisive. But not all motivations are bad.
We’re placing too much value on memory, and not enough on keeping notes. What happened to jotting down notes?