Tag :achievement

Posted on 02 Feb 2017
Achievement: Learn, Focus, and Improve!

Background For almost twenty years, I have been learning all that I can about achievement. This is because I'm very competitive in a lot of different things. So, I always want to know how I can get an edge to achieve my...

Posted on 05 May 2014
2 School 4 Cool: Making Intelligence the Popular Culture (Teacher’s Guide)

As a solution to what is now the growing topic of discussion, Georgia’s State School Report Card, I do hereby publically request that we begin a new initiative for education called “2 School 4 Cool.” Just as simpl...

Posted on 11 Dec 2013
Numbers Don’t Lie: The Jay-Z Philosophy and School Reform

News about the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) —an international survey used to rank the top 65 global economies in science, math, and reading—has been released and the U.S. is ranked #36. Ja...

Posted on 21 Jun 2013
Got Middle Schoolers? 3 Lessons To Teach Your Child Before They Enter Middle School

I watch the parents struggle to hold it together at fifth grade graduation—wife included—as they wrap their minds around the fact that their babies are not babies anymore; and that they are about to embark on perhaps...

Posted on 09 Apr 2013
Underground Philosophy Blog: Teach to the Expectations, Not the Limitations

This blog is an extension to the previous blog, Are You Smarter than a Grade Schooler. I am writing to express my belief about how we as educators and adults can get away from the excuses we use to rationalize behavior ...

Posted on 18 Mar 2013
Underground Philosophy Blog: Are You Smarter Than a Grade Schooler? Unconventional Intelligence in Today’s Youth

I must admit, being a middle school teacher, I often find myself overly frustrated after interactions with my students; whether its due to behavior or academics. Similar frustrations also follow me home with my own kids....