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Degrees or Skills? Which Make Students “Most Likely to Succeed?”

parents and education, lifelong learning

As I often joke with friends, it always feels like a decisive moment in education. And alas, education tends to evolve at a glacial pace.

Here are some much posed questions in education these days:  what does it mean for a student to be successful? what does it mean for any person to be successful? who really is most likely to succeed? Do students need skills or credentialing in order to thrive long-term?

The ensuing debate makes it seem like a defining moment in education.

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There's Still Time to Apply for Blyth-Templeton Academy's 2019-2020 School Year

parents and education

Looking for a place to call home for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year? Blyth-Templeton Academy will open its doors for this first time in downtown Nashville this fall, and a few spots remain to join us! The application process is simple, and I am here to help!

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What Happens When Your Child is Disengaging at School?

parents and education

Although there’s a lot a talk about student engagement at schools, disengagement is of equal concern for middle and high school students. Unlike engagement, disengagement happens slowly, over a matter of weeks or months. At first, it may seem like a phase. A test is blown, a homework assignment forgotten. But soon these small details start to add up and, before you know it, there’s a problem. 

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"So Where Will Your Kids Go to School?"

student-centered learning, parents and education

The days are long, but the years are short.

This was the thought coursing through my brain in the wake of my oldest child’s 8th birthday recently.

It seems just like yesterday that Kerry and I moved to Austin— when Kendall, our oldest, was all of a year old. I remember how people would look at me quizzically when I told them that I was an education entrepreneur. Once I explained that I was one of many attempting to rethink what schooling could/should look like to prepare K-12 learners for a 2030 where 85% of the jobs haven’t been invented yet, nine times out of 10 I’d get the following...

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What Do Parents and Students Want in an Education?

parents and education

Per my last post, in recent weeks, I've been thinking back on the founding of Blyth-Templeton Academy and looking seriously at how our educational model responds to the big questions about education that drive conversation today.

At the most basic level, we all know that parents are interested in seeing their children be safe and succeed. Students, when you actually ask them, more often than not want to have fun with friends and feel successful.

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