Entries by Richard Garrett

Things That Need to Change in Education

There are a lot of things that can be done right now by the state legislature that would make a difference. Below are a few thoughts on education reform. 1. Must implement better management of discipline and respect 2. Give school districts relief from lawsuits – school systems are an “easy touch” for a quick […]

How to Better Manage Discipline in Public School

Discipline is a huge problem in our public schools. When one looks deeply into the reasons for disruptive children, what we find is an otherwise normal child who is missing some critical and teachable skills. In my work, I call these skills character and grit. While working with our small teacher team, we searched for […]

The “Secret Factor” – Why Teachers Are Quitting Their Jobs

Teachers are not happy in their work and data shows more teachers than ever are considering leaving the profession. Liz Riggs (The Atlantic, 10/18/2013) points out that anywhere between 40-50% of teachers will leave the classroom within their first five years. On top of that, 15.7% of teachers leave their job every year, and 40% of […]