The 10 Biggest Educational Trends (And What Teachers Think) by Katie Lepi

We hear a lot about what things are popular in terms of technology, the
cool new devices that are coming out, and trends that are happening with
classroom technology integration. But just because something is a trend
(or even a requirement) doesn’t mean that it is popular or liked. It doesn’t
mean you won’t hear people grumbling about it either.


Umm … What Just Happened to My Day?

We’ve all experienced it. The day ends, the to-do list is longer than it was in the morning, and you don’t know where the time went. It just seemed to fly away.

Actually, the issue is never time. Time is time. It doesn’t fly, walk, or crawl. The issue is how effectively you manage the time you have.  (Carter, 2013)


Students Get Real Insight Into Abilities

Growing up, I remember the children in “special ed” seemed to live in an alternate universe within our school. Regardless of the distinctions in their challenges, they all were placed together in one class, shuttled around as one throng, rarely included in the activities the rest of us took for granted.   Mercifully, we’ve come a long way (not far enough, of course, but ‘tis the season of being thankful, so I’m offering this as an example of progress.)   (Cytrynbaum, 2012).

Course Satisfaction for Adult Students (Submitted by Judy Nichols).

What course characteristics “satisfy” adult students? What expectations do they have for their courses? These questions are important because more and more adults now attend higher education, and many are participating in programs designed especially for them (Weimer, 2013).