Do Parents Need to Get Back to Tough Love? Audio

This podcast in the Parent Academy Series discusses the need for parents to deal with discipline. Yes, it can be hard to consequence your child, but you do it because you love them and want them to be a better person. Share your thoughts with us by posting on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook using the hashtag #DrRobAnswers!

Will Education Survive 4 Years Under New Administration? Audio

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The Seditionists Discuss the Future of Education Under Trump’s Administration

Dr. Rob Furman and Keith Reeves take an in-depth look at the effects the new presidential administration may have on the future of education in the United States. Betsy DeVos’s suitability as Secretary of Education is discussed along with parental concerns. Will Education Survive 4 Years Under New Administration? Share your thoughts with us by posting on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook using the hashtag #DrRobAnswers!

Dr. Rob Presenting at #PAMLE2017 in State College, PA

Register for the PA Association for Middle Level Education (PAMLE) / PA Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) State Conference here: Dr. Robert Furman will be presenting two sessions on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA 1:45 – 2:45 PM Motivating the Reluctant Reader Through Technology In this exciting presentation, Dr. Rob delivers a fresh approach to integrating modern technology and reading, making them completely complementary. Dr. Rob presents many technological resources that can easily be introduced into the 21st classroom; from websites, to video conferencing, to ‘apps’, in order to bring a new, refreshing approach to reading. Further, Dr. Rob discusses practical applications for each of these resources, bringing to light ways educators and schools can use these resources in an appropriate, budget-friendly, effective manner to see a shift in active reading among their students. 3:00 – 4:00 PM Are You Future Ready? Education is the wild west of the 21st century and I could not choose a more exciting time to be in education. This presentation will discuss various ways to look at change and the necessary skills needed in the 21st century. Might it be time for an Education revolution? What Read More …

Dr. Rob Presenting at #KySTE17 in Louisville, KY

Register now for the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Spring Conference, March 8-10, 2017 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. Registration Link Dr. Rob will be presenting on March 9; at 10:30 am attendees will be asked to participate in the Are You Future Ready Challenge and at 2 pm, Dr. Rob will be discussing Motivating the Reluctant Reader. Keep up with the conference by using hashtag #KySTE17 Share your thoughts with us by posting on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook using the hashtag #DrRobAnswers!

The History and Future of Public Education in the US

The concept of history repeating itself is an interesting notion when considering what the future may hold for public education. Right now, in the United States, I would say that Public Education is in quite a precarious position. Let’s take a look at our past to see if we can predict what might be in store for the future of public education. Public education, as we know it, was created by the Committee of 10 during the industrial revolution. This committee used three major organizational systems of its time to help create public education: the factory, the church, and the prison system. The committee took from the factory the orderly rows, 40 minute schedule with breaks, identical outcomes and an assembly line mentality with no need for creativity or “outside the box” thinking. The jail brought us punishment with no thought of learning through consequence, top down, heavy handed management with order and conformity. The church gave us our teaching style- the lecture. The church also gave us the concept of “sit quietly and listen and I will tell you everything you need to know”. It taught us that there is only one person that holds all the knowledge and Read More …