Voices

Matt Emerson's essays have appeared in a number of publications, including AmericaCommonweal, and the Wall Street Journal. The Catholic Press Association named his September 2012 essay "

The Ignatian Educator
Matt EmersonSeptember 22, 2013
ldquo Common Core rdquo Depending on one rsquo s outlook those words bring relief confusion or worry The Common Core State Standards CCSS one of the latest efforts to improve American education are either a much needed effort to upgrade schools or an unnecessary politicized intrusion into
The Ignatian Educator
Matt EmersonSeptember 20, 2013
Pope Francis offers an image of the church that resonates with those searching for a spiritual home.
The Ignatian Educator
Matt EmersonSeptember 18, 2013
In his 2005 book The nbsp Paradox of Choice Why More is Less Barry Schwartz told a short tale about his quest for jeans At the store the salesperson asked him if he wanted slim fit easy fit relaxed fit baggy or extra baggy and then whether he wanted stonewashed acid-washed or distressed a
The Ignatian Educator
Matt EmersonSeptember 17, 2013
This past summer my colleagues and I had summer homework Our principal asked us to read an excellent book Chris Lowney rsquo s Heroic Leadership Best Practices from a 450-year-old Company that Changed the World As many readers know Lowney carries quite a varied and impressive resume He spent
Gym floor, Xavier College Preparatory (Palm Desert, CA).
The Ignatian Educator
Matt EmersonSeptember 16, 2013
In September of 2009 I left the practice of law to teach at a small almost brand new Jesuit high school in Palm Desert CA That is the simple way I might describe it now but at the time it was a career crisis I had trained to be a lawyer I loved law school and planned to be at the firm for man
The Ignatian Educator
Matt EmersonSeptember 16, 2013
The life of a saint is like a great poem endlessly fascinating elusive of our complete grasp rich with wisdom that knows no expiration nbsp The life of St Ignatius of Loyola has that poetic quality in abundance Today we speak of Ignatian spirituality Ignatian pedagogy Ignatian prayer Ignat
Matt EmersonSeptember 10, 2012
We may need to modify our expectations for Catholic schools.