Category Archives: Diversity

Three Essentials of Happiness: Children, Creativity and Music

This video has music, children, education and reminds us: Our lives would be worthless without music, children and creativity and the future would be hopeless. It also reminds us of three essential educational principles: 1. Children’s ability to create is … Continue reading

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A Third Grader Would Know It’s Not Fair

Come on children of the land/The day of glory has arrived. Twenty-years-old when the Voting Rights Act was passed 48 years ago, I took pride in the event, even though I had nothing to do with it—I was not among … Continue reading

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What is Genius? Part 1: Calli’s Love Life

Finding genius is not about finding ability. Finding genius is about unlocking the creative potential of the human brain. Please follow and like us:

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Raising Competent Children Is Easier than Raising a Spoiled Brat

A teacher friend of mine recently transferred from a “Title One school to a school for Entitled Ones,” as she puts it. According to her the Title One children were generally appreciative, creative, resourceful and loving, the Entitled Ones (not … Continue reading

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Continuing the Discussion of Gifted Education

Last week’s post began an important conversation about gifted education. Let it continue.  Project Bright Idea is showing that gifted education works for all children. The moral of the story is: “Treat students as if they are gifted and they will … Continue reading

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