VanDamme Academy: A Documentary Project

This video is a glimpse into the world of VanDamme Academy – a world we hope to share even more, in a full documentary. VanDamme Academy is known for producing some of the best academically prepared students in Orange County. But there is something more,...
Motivation and Education

Motivation and Education

The following is from an article featured in the education section of USA Today on January 28, 2008: “Teachers have long said that success is its own reward. But these days, some students are finding that good grades can bring them cash and luxury gifts. In at...
Tell Me Everything You Know

Tell Me Everything You Know

I have invented a new educational game. I call it “Tell Me Everything You Know.” Here is how the game works in my grammar class: I write a sentence on the board, set a time limit, and then have the students write down every grammatical fact they can name...