Parents

July 2012

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10 Questions for the First Day of School

Australian Edna Sackson challenges us whether our classrooms are "old school" or not - Read more
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Ten To-Do's for Young People to Consider

#1 - Build a "Personal Board of Directors" Read more
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Learning. Outside the box.

When you are taught inside a box, you lose parts of yourself. Must-Watch Quick Video. Read more
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"It's good to be curious about many things"

VIDEO - Steve Jobs and Mister Rogers have something in common Read more
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The Changing Face of the American Dad

"Rather than having one parent totally identified by the job and one identified by the parenting, we both have found a middle ground." Read more
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Yong Zhao: Standardized test scores do not reflect teacher ability, school quality or a student's future

The Asian-American Model Minority Myth, the U.S. obsession with test scores, and why Asian education is running away from that model. VIDEO - great watch. Read more
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"I can write a 20-page research paper and my roommate can't .."

It's an amazing skill. Also, they feel more comfortable talking. They report they are participating in class discussions and backing up what they say with evidence and that they feel very comfortable in their first year of college. It's amazing how often we hear from college profs and job recruiters how these skills - writing, communicating, researching and supporting an argument in-depth - are lacking, even from "A" students. A disconnect of assessment, one would think. Read more
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Too Young to Research. Yeah, Right.

Two-Minute BEST Video
Are Adults Contributing to the "Endless Adolescence" syndrome? Read more
Now, keeping in mind these fourfold interests - interest in conversation, or communication; in inquiry, or finding out things; in making things or construction; and in artistic expression - we may say they are natural resources, the uninvested capital, upon the exercise of which depends the active growth of the child..
John Dewey, The School and Society, 1900
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