Opportunity follows kids who know how to negotiate

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Negotiation is a part of the human experience whether someone is trying to come to common ground with a family member on who cleans the kitchen or an employer on salary. As a result, it is imperative for everyone to learn how to...

Third party, curriculum-based testing, the wave of the future?

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Studies suggest that the process of preparing for and taking a test can enhance learning and information retention. Research also confirms that testing can be a useful assessment tool.   Recently there has been a great deal...

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back

The Washington Post – Launa Hall “Teachers striving to preserve precious space for conversation are not lazy, or afraid of change, or obstructionist. They believe that if our dining tables should be protected for in-depth discussion and focused attention,...

U.S. Losing Its Grip On Elite Higher Education, Rankings Show

Forbes – Nick Morrison “New university rankings published today show that the U.S. is losing its grip on the global elite higher education market. While the U.S. still retains the top spot, in the form of California Institute of Technology, it now has...

Creating a successful adult

News Herald – Juliann Talkington The beginning of the school year is a period of transition, so it is the perfect time for parents to make changes in how they interact with their kids. One of the biggest challenges parents face is helping their children...