Category Archives: Reading

Papa You’re Not Reading Right

Not reading right Natalie’s grandfather was reading to her, but after a while she said, “Papa, you’re not reading right,” took the book from him, and started to read. (In her face one can catch a glimpse of her a notion … Continue reading

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Standards Don’t Educate; They Sort

Washington Post, May 7th: “Math, reading performance is stagnant among U.S. 12th-graders, assessment finds.” All this effort on standards and test scores and still no change. Hmmmm. But there are those who predicted that teaching directly to standards would only … Continue reading

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Making Decisions, Suffering and Learning; It All Goes Together

The list of “symptoms” of “Executive Function Disorder” bears further scrutiny. Reading down the list from the point of view of a parent or a teacher, images of frustrating children you have known flood back to you, and you find … Continue reading

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Technology Fear Mongering at the Huffington Post

 On March 6th the Huffington Post posted a disgraceful bit of fear mongering by Cris Rowan under the title: 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12. They are pandering to insecure parents … Continue reading

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Education is Leadership 2

Joan Fitzpatrick’s room was a beehive of active learning all day long. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that each child was being optimally challenged. Joan taught a mixed group of 18 first and second graders on her own. … Continue reading

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