The Purpose of Schools

“Schools began in ancient time as places set apart from the real world…the theory and practice dichotomy is nothing new…the idea that a school ought to provide both abstract and practical experience is largely a twentieth century convention” (Ellis, 2004, p. 150-151). What is the purpose of schools? This simple yet fundamental question has been […]

Elementary, My Dear Watson: Sternberg’s Balance Theory of Wisdom

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ~Jimi Hendrix Relevancy is a popular catch phrase in education these days. The virtues of creating lessons anchored in a curriculum that speaks to learner interests and motivation is extolled in nearly every educational journal article, textbook and staff professional development meeting; without a doubt, there are brain-based reasons why […]