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“A lively, engaging, practical book that captures the dilemmas and joys of raising and schooling children.”
– Robert Evans, Ed.D., clinical and organizational psychologist and author of Family Matters
“Although ‘Social-Emotional-Learning may be intended to empower students, many elementary students in these programs learn to equate leadership with obedience.” Continue reading →
SEL (“Social-Emotional Learning”) has become popular, but we must go deeper. Education occurs only when social-emotional and cognitive learning occur at the same time. Academics must occur in the context of SEC learning. Continue reading →
If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. —The Gospel of Thomas
Kathryn, an academic, athletic and social success at her high school, went on to the University of Pennsylvania where she began to consider suicide. Continue reading →
If you used to read “the Night before Christmas” to your kids on Christmas, but decided they outgrew it, or even if you still do; if your children grew up and now have children of their own; or even if you think you grew up and don’t even have children around to help you celebrate Christmas, this book is for you: Mr. Dog’s Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn, by Albert Bigelow Paine. Continue reading →