Rethinking Failure in Competency-Based Education

Failure, in one way or another, can seem unavoidable. The experience can take on different meanings for each of us, but the fear behind it is something we all share. Recently I watched a Ted talk from Diana Laufenberg. She’s an 11th grade American History teacher in Wisconsin. Diana passionately explains in her ten-minute talk … Continue reading Rethinking Failure in Competency-Based Education

Social Media’s Role in the Virtual Classroom

Although social media are still in their infancy, they will continue to redefine how we communicate. The profound impacts of social media can be felt everywhere–from our small social circles to the world-at-large. This democratization of information has given everyone a voice (worthwhile or not) in shaping and contributing to culture. We no longer only … Continue reading Social Media’s Role in the Virtual Classroom

Are Today’s Students Being Prepared For Tomorrow’s Workforce?

It’s interesting to look back twenty or thirty years and compare the vast changes in how we work. Then, it was imperative to show up to an office or assembly line for your nine-to-five shift. Phones were tethered to walls, whole floors were dedicated to filing cabinets and desktop computers had as much power as … Continue reading Are Today’s Students Being Prepared For Tomorrow’s Workforce?