• April 11, 2021

Tags : tim holt

Tim Holt’s 10 Questions: Rewiring Education

John Couch is a former (and FIRST) Apple VP of Education and has written, along with Jason Towne, an excellent primer for anyone that wants to understand how tech can be used properly to transform learning in our schools. As my readers know, I only ask authors that I like to answer questions, and I […]Read More

Op-Ed: Keeping the Carpool Running

Imagine that you are the owner of a car that is used everyday for a carpool. You and three of your colleagues pile into your car every morning and drive 20 miles to work. In the evening, your crew piles back into the car and drives another 20 miles back home. Each week, everyone ponies […]Read More

Op-Ed: Heroic Perspectives

Perspective and point of view are some things that are sorely lacking in much of our student’s educational experience. The ability to see a topic from more than one person’s viewpoint is essential for students to make informed decisions. Daily, we see in the news adults who cannot for the life of them see another […]Read More

Op-Ed: Thank you Nike.

Let’s take a moment to thank Nike. Thank them for taking part in the ongoing civics lesson began by the Black Lives Matter movement, continued by Colin Kaepernick as the San Francisco quarterback and then moved into the mainstream even more by their “Just Do It” promotion featuring Kaepernick and a host of other famous […]Read More

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 latest edu-lingo, Dual Credit programs allow high school students to take freshman and sophomore college classes at an associated college or university. […]Read More

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 from this fellow and knowing his background, I was quite surprised by his statement, which I totally agreed with. We […]Read More

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 snow cone flavor at Bahama Bucks. Essentially, the piece said that the way around this paralysis-by-choices is to just jump […]Read More

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 had adopted the free CK12.org Flexbook model for our High School core subject texts. For those of you unaware of the […]Read More

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 the 1990’s was probably the first professor to complain, all the while making incredible statements like “no one would ever […]Read More