21st century skills

Why We Must Teach 21st Century Workplace Skills

The skills we all need in today’s information-age workplace are very different from the skills required not so long ago. Mid- and late-20th century jobs built on the assembly line required physical strength and a work ethic. Pre-computer office jobs required reading and math literacy, and some critical thinking skills for those in management. Jobs […]

improving student achievement

The Value of Teaching Assistants

Robust debate about teaching assistants (TAs) in the pedagogical community has forced schools to consider seriously the return on investment of hiring second adults in classrooms. The findings on the subject have been nuanced, which has led to confusion in the general public. Several studies have found that TAs were not necessarily having the desired […]

STEM education in low income schools

STEM Education is More Than Science and Math Courses

By now you’ve heard about STEM education – science, technology, engineering and math. Producing millions of workers in these fields will be vital to continued economic health in the United States. Consequently, future job prospects are best in STEM fields. Consider the projected growth in demand and the average pay of various STEM-related occupations. Source: […]