February 16, 2017

What does a great mathematician look like?

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer   Perhaps a lot like you! Close your eyes—no, wait. Read the following questions and then close your eyes. Ask yourself, “What does a great mathematician look like?” Are you curious […]
February 2, 2017

The difference between proficiency and growth

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer   Introduction This blog is rated PG for Proficiency and Growth. Readers are advised that the content of this blog is rigorously debated among noted experts and common understandings are yet […]
January 19, 2017

STEM: Stamina and the competitive skill

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer Is STEM—the focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—a concept or a curriculum? Is it a reaction or a reinvention? Is it four distinct disciplines (S, T, E, M) or one […]
December 8, 2016

Learning to sail: Engaging reluctant readers

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer What was the last thing you read? Did you read for pleasure, to gain information, or to complete a task? Did you read to calm yourself, escape the day, or get […]