Shane Trotter

Shane Trotter

Shane Trotter is a writer, high-school educator, and strength and conditioning coach in Texas. His book, Setting the Bar, released this past November.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Putting Tech  Before Teaching

Hidden in Plain Sight: Putting Tech Before Teaching

In my second year as a high school teacher, my school district rolled out its “iPad Initiative.” Each of our district’s five high schools issued an iPad to every student. Within a few years, students at the middle school and the elementary level would have them, as well. Like

Shane Trotter
Shane Trotter
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The Demoralization of the American Teacher

The Demoralization of the American Teacher

“Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives.” ~Charlie Munger Ten years ago, I showed up for my first day as a high school teacher. I had landed a job in the best school of what is often called a “destination district.

Shane Trotter
Shane Trotter
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Remedial Education for All

Remedial Education for All

A few years ago, the school district where I teach became enamored with a book called The One Thing by real estate mogul Gary Keller. Keller argued that, rather than spreading out effort over many different objectives, the secret to success was to identify and focus on the one thing

Shane Trotter
Shane Trotter
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Education
Grade Inflation Is Ruining Education

Grade Inflation Is Ruining Education

When people lose the connection between their actions and their consequences, they lose their hold on reality and the further this goes the more it looks like madness. ~Robert Greene A recent study conducted at the Naval Academy showed that students learn less from easy teachers. As the researchers state,

Shane Trotter
Shane Trotter
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Education