Parents

September 2012

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Why I Would Fail Third Grade Math

Guest post from a physics college professor with a Ph.D who shadowed his own daughter's 3rd grade class Read more
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"Let's Raise Our Kids To Be Entrepreneurs"

"We're Giving Them Ritalin & Saying To Them: Don't Be An Entrepreneur Type, Fit Into This Other System And Become A Student". Video Read more
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What Students (Really) Need to Know

"A good rule of thumb for many things in life holds that things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then happen faster than you thought they could." - Lawrence Summers Read more
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The Most "Inarticulate Generation?"

2 Minute Video - Truth in Humor Read more
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" MI (Multiple Intelligences) is not a statement about learning styles." Howard Gardner

Human beings differ from one another and there is absolutely no reason to teach and assess all individuals in the identical way. - Howard Gardner Read more
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Why I'm a listener

For most of my career, I was an awful listener in almost every possible way. I was arrogant throughout my 30s for sure--maybe into my early 40s. My conversations were all about some concept of intellectual winning and "I'm going to prove I'm smarter than you." -Why I'm a listener, Amgen's CEO, Kevin Sharer Read more
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How to Scare Students on Parent Teacher Night

"Setting up those relationships is always, always important." Read more
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Opting Out from Standardized Testing

Educator Will Richardson makes a decision to opt his son out of the state test & shares his story Read more
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Zuckerberg Doesn't Have a Tiger Daddy

FACEBOOK Zuckerberg father: "Rather than impose upon your kids or try and steer their lives in a certain direction, to recognize what their strengths are and support their strengths and support the development of the things they're passionate about." Read more
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Are our kids sitting too much? (Are we?)

"What's particularly interesting about recent research is the revelation that sitting for extended periods of time does significant damage to human health that cannot be undone by exercising." Read more
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Learning Math: The Symbol Barrier

Street Math, School Math, and Video Games Read more
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Rethinking Education via The Economist

Pattern Matching & the Human Brain Read more
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The Math Salon

Play Games = Learning Math Video Read more
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When Was the Last Time You Shadowed Your Child-Tween-Teen in School for a Day?

"It is a grim experience." - Grant Wiggins responds to a John Merrow post about the Saving Our Schools Rally 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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