The Answer Sheet: sean slade


Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2010

The carrot, the stick ... or something else?

We keep trying to get kids to go to school and study with carrots and sticks -- but maybe both approaches are wrong.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Learning, Learning, Learning | Tags:  chronic truancy, paying for grades, sean slade, student truancy, truancy

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Getting real about social, emotional learning

Since we know that socialization is key to student growth and achievement, why don't we do a better job of integrating social and emotional learning into school programs, standards, evaluations and assessments?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers | Tags:  ascd, bullying and schools, bullying summit, sean slade, social and emotional learning

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/09/2010

The problem with linking phys ed to academics

Sure, physical education has been linked to academic achievement. But why should it be? Isn't being physically fit a goal unto itself?

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  benefits of physical education, guest bloggers, health, pe and academics, physical education, physical education and academics, physical education and test scores, sean slade, teaching to the whole child, the whole child

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/15/2010

Why fun is important in learning -- Part 2

In Part 2 of "Why fun is important in learning" Sean Slade says: I would not ask a 6th grader to play on a senior basketball team as they would too easily be overwhelmed by skill-level, teamwork required, and level of competition (not to mention height). I would also not ask a 6th grader to play on an early elementary team for the opposite reasons. They would not be pushing themselves, would not be challenged, and subsequently would not be having fun.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  fun in learning, learning, making learning fun, sean slade