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Tim Holt

Tim Holt is an educator and writer, with over 33 years experience in education and opines on education-related topics here and on his own award-winning blog: HoltThink. He values your feedback.

August, 2018

  • 14 August

    Op-Ed: Things Parents Can do to Help Kids with Ed Tech

    In many school districts in the area, students are returning to classrooms that not only have traditional textbooks, but also some kind of digital device. Some districts are giving students low end Chromebooks, while others …

  • 8 August

    Op-Ed: Dual Credit Programs – It Could be Better

    Last week, our local community college sent out a press release that their Dual Credit and Early College Program was up for a national award. Congratulations. Kudos. Bravo. For those that are not up on the …

July, 2018

  • 31 July

    Op-Ed: The Needs of the Many

    In Star Trek II, when Mr. Spock sacrificed himself to save the crew of the USS Enterprise, he explained his logic this way: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” He …

  • 24 July

    Op-Ed: Facts Are Facts

    I once got into a discussion with one of my more religiously inclined acquaintances that went like this: “Truth is truth” he told me. “The truth is true whether you believe it or not.” Coming …

  • 18 July

    Op-Ed: When Everyone is an Expert, No One is an Expert.

    At first you were amusing, adding your thoughts in the “Comment sections” of blogs where every single other person was somehow suddenly a frikkin’ genius in whatever topic the blog entry happened to be talking …

  • 11 July

    Op-Ed: The Brown Invaders Aren’t Taking Your Jobs. The Robots Are.

    Unless you are machine-gutting overfed chickens or stooped over in the Arizona sun picking genetically modified tasteless tomatoes or working the night shift at the Happy Times Asian massage parlor then chances are your job …

  • 7 July

    Op-Ed: Harlan Ellison is Dead

    Harlan Ellison is dead. He bit it a few days back. He was old. 84 to be exact. It was his time. He had lived quite a life, and for most of you, the name …

June, 2018

  • 26 June

    Op-Ed: The Paralysis of Choice

    CBS Sunday Morning once had an interesting segment about how we are paralyzed by the enormous amount of choices that we face each day, from buying a car to picking a mate, to choosing a …

  • 19 June

    Op-Ed: Charging for The Free

    I am amazed with the ability of companies and education organizations to charge for things that should be free. For instance, I once was on a panel discussion at a conference explaining how my district …

  • 12 June

    Op-Ed: Growing the Next Steve Jobs

    My friend and education guru Kevin Honeycutt had a conversation where he said to me that many of the most creative minds in history all hated their school experience. He spoke of Einstein (who’s Algebra …

  • 6 June

    Op-Ed: Out of the Box Swagger – Apple Store as a Model for a Classroom

    A few years back, I spoke with educator and classroom designer Ryan Bretag about learning spaces. He made a comment that he liked to take school administrators to Apple Stores and to coffee shops to …

May, 2018

  • 30 May

    Op-Ed: To Your Scattered Bodies Go

    Another week, another bunch of dead school kids, mowed down in another act of gun violence. Yawn. This week Santa Fe, Texas. Last week Indiana. Next week, who knows where. Have you been keeping count? …

  • 23 May

    Op-Ed: Screens Down

    Over the years, educators in higher ed have lamented that students at the college level seem to prefer their laptops that they bring to class over what is being taught during class. Clifford Stoll in …

  • 16 May

    Op-Ed: We Need Our ‘Teachers of the Year’ More Than Once a Year

    Quick, name the Teacher of the Year for the United States from 2018. Okay, that’s hard. Name your State teacher of the year. Or your district teacher of the year. How about your local campus …

  • 8 May

    Op-Ed: The Democracy of Creation

    Just a few years back, if one wanted to be a published author, you had to write your novel, hire an agent and have that person shop your book around all of the publishers until …

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