Upcoming Documentary–Race to Nowhere

A few months ago, I wrote about an upcoming documentary which was tentatively called Slipping Behind. The film, which looks at the fact-paced, high-stress lives of many of today’s students, is now called Race to Nowhere and you can view the trailer here. You can pre-order the film here or set up a screening. LetContinue reading “Upcoming Documentary–Race to Nowhere”

Easing Homework Overload

Here’s a piece I wrote for Natural Awakenings magazine titled “Easing Homework Overload.” The free magazine is in health food stores around the country. Here’s my suggestion: If you find a copy in your community, pick it up and leave it on a park bench, at the library, on the steps to the school, atContinue reading “Easing Homework Overload”

Bring Alfie Kohn into your Living Room

Alfie Kohn, the author of The Homework Myth, has just released a DVD, No Grades + No Homework = Better Learning, featuring two of his lectures–one on the problem with grades and the other on the problem with homework. Each lecture, geared towards parents and teachers, is about 45 minutes in length and both areContinue reading “Bring Alfie Kohn into your Living Room”

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You…

I am very excited about a soon-to-be-released short documentary, Slipping Behind, which looks at the fast-paced, high-stress lives of many of today’s students. If you live in the New York City area, there will be two free screenings of the film on March 5 and March 6. The filmmaker, Vicki Abeles, and I will facilitateContinue reading “Coming Soon to a Theater Near You…”