June 2014 Archives

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Stephen does Common Core Math

Video in case you missed it - Math! Read more
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There is No Education Without the Arts

"We're not talking about making sure that everybody has private music lessons," Read more
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College Professors Read Their Student Reviews

 Quick Video Below Gotta love the college profs for sharing -... Read more
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Is Learning a Sport?

Maybe . . . Why Kids Care More About Achievement than Helping Others Read more
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Disrupt or be disrupted: the original article + the response

"His job appears to be to convince a generation of people who want to do good and do well to learn, instead, remorselessness. Forget rules, obligations, your conscience, loyalty, a sense of the commonweal. " - Jill Lepore Read more
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Parenting Cats and Dogs

Adolescents, on the other hand, respond more like cats - aloof, unpredictable, hard to locate, not always coming when they are called, rubbing up against you or jumping into your lap on their terms. Read more
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Ivory Tower: The Movie

A documentary about higher education that "questions its cost and value" . . . Read more
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# of School Shootings Since Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012

The New Normal?  Unless . . . Today, another school shooting.  This time in Oregon.  One student dead.  One teacher injured."All told, there has been nearly one shooting per week in the year and a half since Newtown."... Read more
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Author John Green: Teenagers Think the Big Questions in Life Matter

Why Do We Give Them Short-Shrift? The Teen Whisperer: How the author of "The Fault in Our Stars" built an ardent army of fans Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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