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Travel is Education

Summer is here and a lot of children are out of school with some free time on their hands. This affords parents a great opportunity to...

Details and Brain Development

One of the best things for brain development in young children, whether at home or at school, is to get them to focus on small...

Dear Parents who are now Teachers

Dear Parents, There are now millions of parents being put into the position of being a teacher to their own children because schools have...

Reading is Everything

(Do to the dramatically shifting landscape of education and schools I am gearing my posts for awhile towards parents, many of whom are...

Behavior and academics

Legislators are putting pressure on students, teachers and parents for ever increasing student academic performance to the exclusion of...

Asking vs Telling

No matter how interesting the subject matter, teaching children new material effectively can be tricky business. Teachers have their...

Alternative to Suspension

I firmly believe that all children are put on this planet for a positive purpose; that each one has a gift that our society needs for its...

All Children are Scientists

If it weren’t so sad, I’d laugh out loud every time I hear that schools need to find a way to get more children, especially girls,...

Advantages of Reading Out Loud

It seems to me that there is a lot less reading out loud – especially in groups - than there used to be in elementary school classes. I...

A Living Wage and School

Sometimes the most radical school reform that would be helpful for children doesn’t take place in the school. It takes place in the...