Creating a Gargantuan Pool of Low Skill Workers in America   If you wanted to create a system that limits educational options and consigns the vast majority of poor American […]
83% Out of Luck   Is it possible that a rural school serving poor families in the middle of Mississippi is changing the way we look at curriculum and instruction in […]
It is predictable. Our commitment to early childhood learning success will continue to produce mediocre results. Despite a greater awareness of the importance of early learning success, we still offer […]
We’ve lost focus. For the past few decades we have consistently added to our lists of grade level content expectations, mistakenly giving the message to teachers that covering more is […]
Neuroscientists note that neurons that fire together usually wire together.  Neural networks grow based on use.  Myelination occurs as these networks continue to be used.  Neural systems that are used […]
“First do no harm” is usually ascribed to Hippocrates, who devised his physicians’ oath in the late 5th century BC.  Perhaps it’s time that American teachers make a similar pledge.  […]
How much would I have to pay you to purposefully harm poor children in America?  An offensive question to most American teachers, I suppose. In 1961, Yale University psychologist Dr. […]
For decades American schools have been engaged in a failed experiment, attempting to cram more content into a typical teaching day than humanly possible, asking children to learn overwhelming content […]
Bob Sornson, Ph.D. was a classroom teacher and school administrator for over 30 years, and is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation. His implementation of programs and strategies for early learning […]