Category Archives: Homework

Management Kills Education

I love No Child Left Behind. In May of 2002 I visited our local public school, hung out on the playground and just generally lurked. As the kids were waiting to go home at the end of the day, I … Continue reading

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Learning is a Self-Organizing System

What can you trust kids to do on their own? Almost anything if you play your cards right. Please follow and like us:

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The Secret of Raising Responsible Kids (Hint: Don’t Make it Easy.).

My daughter and I take turns behind the wheel driving south through Virginia on I-81 with my 10-year-old granddaughter in the back. Riding shotgun, Brooke calls home to tell her 13-year-old daughter and husband that we will be arriving tomorrow … Continue reading

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Frustrating Teenager Behavior: What’s a Mother to Do?

Diane whose teenager, Laura, hadn’t earned her allowance “in forever” because she never finished her chores all the way, decided to try a different tack and ask Laura for some advice. Diane said, “I have an employee who wants to … Continue reading

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Games Lead to Success; Loving Leads to Life.

“You game everything, don’t you,” said Katie as we pulled into the driveway of our house in San Francisco after spending a weekend together in the California wilderness. As usual she had selected precisely the right words to name an … Continue reading

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