November 14 2021
Because all the technology they had was not helping them. With every passing year since returning to teaching in 2007, I saw more and more students struggling to complete their schoolwork. Despite alarms in phones, and the ability to take photos of the blackboard and calendar apps and productivity apps and tablets and Apple pens -- they were getting worse at managing their time, not better. They were getting worse at taking notes despite using a laptop in class, and worse at actually remembering and being able to apply what they learned.
May 1 2020
Time will tell, as it always does, but I foresee great things ahead for this Class of 2020. All the things we know they need to be successful in life - resilience, grit, optimism, delaying gratification - are growing in them right this minute.