Eric Stinton

Eric Stinton is a writer and teacher from Kailua, where he lives with his wife and dogs. You can reach him on Twitter at @TombstoneStint and find his work at ericstinton.com.
Eric Stinton: It Will Take A Village To Help Hawaii’s Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: It Will Take A Village To Help Hawaii’s Teachers

Teachers have legitimate problems that make the job incredibly frustrating, so much so that more people than ever are leaving the profession. It’s time to acknowledge that.

Eric Stinton: Forget TikTok, Let’s Talk About What Schools Should Be Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: Forget TikTok, Let’s Talk About What Schools Should Be

The latest internet craze may be the topic of discussion for parents, teachers and educators. But there’s so much more that should be on the public agenda.

Eric Stinton: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Packed stadiums during football games on the mainland were in stark contrast to the empty bleachers at the first UH home game.

Eric Stinton: More Money Is Not The Only Way We Can Help Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: More Money Is Not The Only Way We Can Help Teachers

Workload is another variable we can adjust to make teaching more palatable in the long term.

Eric Stinton: Of Course Student-Athletes Should Have To Be Vaccinated Courtesy: McKinley High School

Eric Stinton: Of Course Student-Athletes Should Have To Be Vaccinated

No one has the right to magnify other people’s risk of getting sick. This is intuitive, but it’s also constitutional.

Eric Stinton: We Need To Take Wildlife Harassment More Seriously Courtesy Matthew Chauvin/NOAA

Eric Stinton: We Need To Take Wildlife Harassment More Seriously

Public punishment of offenders, like making them do environmental service and putting that on social media, is one idea.

Eric Stinton: Teachers, Don’t Be Shy About Talking To The Media Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: Teachers, Don’t Be Shy About Talking To The Media

Teachers may be afraid to appear before cameras or worry about retaliation, but talking to the public should not be a problem.

Eric Stinton: There Is No Right Way To Grade Students In A Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: There Is No Right Way To Grade Students In A Pandemic

Some teachers are wondering if schools should even be giving grades at all this year.

Eric Stinton: Healing Through Sports Courtesy: McKinley High School

Eric Stinton: Healing Through Sports

The truth is, watching sports is not just good for the people playing; it’s also good for the people watching, in ways that are distinctly relevant for us here in Hawaii.