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The Price of Learning: Gradecard Dilemma

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

There is a paradox concerning a parent's push for good grades. The kids don't care about learning.

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misplaced values in education, gradecard dilemma

Terry Shaver--the Mantooth

Posted on Jan 29, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Brief bio of my friend Terry Shaver.

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Terry Shaver, westland high school, randolph mantooth

Evolution of a Shutterbug

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Some tips on photography and an overview on my education with cameras.

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photographers history, shutterbug, cameras, pictures

How to get better teachers.

Posted on Jan 27, 2003 | Last Updated May 31, 2007

There is only one way to get better teachers. Pay them more.

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education, salary, money, teacher, standards

Nathan Scott Smith

Posted on Jan 29, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The inside scoop on Nathan Smith.

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nathan scott smith, westland high school drama club football

Boot Camp

Posted on Jan 19, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A cartoon of the real boot camp. I drew this one in high school.

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boot camp, cartoon

The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web

Education

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jun 4, 2003
Education

Information Overload

An Over-Abundance of Information in the Information Age
Posted on Apr 4, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

An essay on the trends on the Internet that cause an explosion of information that is often antithetical to the ideals of democracy and progress. This essay cautions parents, teachers and community leaders to be wary of every emerging media outlet.

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internet, society, media, information, data, knowledge

Nature and Education

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

Shawn Olson calls for more inclusion of nature in education.

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nature education, natural curiosity
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