Category: Education

Efficiency and Deep Learning Means Taking Time

I originally wrote this on October 29, 2013 on the Badass Teacher’s Association Blog. All photos and videos are from my time teaching at Meadowbrook Middle School in Poway, California 2003-2004. I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I have been interviewed and the moment I discuss the time I take..

Musings on Teaching and Learning

A friend was recently discussing with me her frustration with kids not wanting to learn things in her classes. I am sitting here right now listening to Norwegian lullabies and noticing the different cadence patterns from what most western songs have and I started analyzing this. As I realized what I was doing, I started..

B. F. Skinner Foundation

America’s most influential behavioral scientist is B. F. Skinner. His behavioral science discoveries have impacted training and applications for many areas including: animal training, working with students and those with autism, occupational behavior management, and education. He published 180 articles and 21 books. He also wrote over 3500 unpublished notes.The B. F. Skinner Foundation is..

Project Possum

Project PoSSUM, an acronym for Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere, is a 501(c)(3) research and education organization that offers hands-on programs to enable students to become scientist astronaut candidates and participate in our ongoing research of the upper atmosphere—the region that is most sensitive to changes in global climate.https://youtu.be/xSbxRfEw5S8Mission Project PoSSUM, and acronym..

Stars CDC

S.T.A.R.S. Community Development Corporation (STARSCDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to uplifting disadvantaged communities in Las Vegas through disruption of at-risk lifestyles, empowering individuals and families for success. We provide innovative accessible opportunities for all ages uplifting communities and optimizing existing social programs.Our primary focus is mentoring youth by expanding our services that provide early..

NYC Arts Cypher

The NYC Arts Cypher is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Staten Island, New York. The focus of the NYC Arts Cypher is to promote positive values through arts programming, training, education, and events. We focus on the youth in our community, especially those who are considered at-risk and challenged in the traditional educational environment...

Book Reading: Root Ed: Chapter 11 Excerpt

Behavioral Conditioning for Schools and Capitalism https://youtu.be/IJcd6ArAtYU Today's post on education is a reading excerpt from the book "RootEd: How Trauma Impacts Learning and Society." This excerpt was taken from Chapter 11: "Behavioral Conditioning for Schools and Capitalism" read by the author, S. R. Zelenz. To learn more about this book and research supporting the..