Category Archives: Diversity

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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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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Parents and Teachers Building Empathy in Children

 “Hey, would you help me…” Say this to children, and you will usually get an enthusiastic, “Sure.” If you get a negative reaction, I can think of several possible causes off the top of my head: Please follow and like … Continue reading

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How a Willful Child Can Become a Game Changing Leader (Hint: Have Fun Saying “No.”)

You can tell a good school from a bad one within minutes of walking in the door. All the humans are learning, and no one is making them. Everyone is taking responsibility. Last June I walked through the gate in … Continue reading

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