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The Power of Human Imperfection: A Good Use of the First Day of School

Imperfections are such wonderful learning opportunities. Last week Meryl, anxious that her twelve-year-old daughter (we’ll call her Allison) still hadn’t done her summer reading, lost her temper one morning at breakfast and said in a voice twice its normal size: … Continue reading

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The Failure of Asocial Learning

Our tour of the Decatur Summer Camps ended at the Thomas Jefferson School Building in a classroom of twelve students who had “failed” seventh grade. They stood in teams of three at tables displaying complex paper roller coasters that rose … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: 12 Ways Parents Can Build a Mathematics Brain in Children

The most important thing we can do to ensure that our children speak mathematics when they are older is to make sure that mathematics is part of their world during their first 10 years of life. Please follow and like … Continue reading

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An Educational Summer

There is not much disagreement that reading to your children for at least 20 minutes a day is a very good thing–and that’s good. A quick scan of a google search for “read to your children” will give you a … Continue reading

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