Tag Archives: academic

Enter the Dragon

It is just passed Valentine’s Day and my grade schooler is suddenly cranky, acting sleep deprived and testing boundaries.    With a lot of patience, I try to find out what is upsetting her.  Here’s where it gets a little … Continue reading

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Fun in Reading

There is a lot of discussion around helping the reluctant or challenged young reader.  As an author of stories for young readers, I’m doing a lot of learning.  Learning to be careful in how I use punctuation and of presenting … Continue reading

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Mandarin Chinese AND Spanish AND Arabic AND French AND . . .

There is story on NPR today regarding the mandatory learning of Mandarin Chinese in Macon, Georgia. “While we do know that Mandarin is a critical language, another critical language here in the United States is Spanish,” Eric Spears says. Bibb … Continue reading

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Beating The Burnout of School’s “February Blues”

Image via Wikipedia As adults, we are quite familiar with the term “burnout.”  We understand and are gentle with our friends and family who seem to be struggling with the symptoms that suggest they are emotionally and physically fatigued with … Continue reading

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NY Times and the Refrigerator Rules

There was a very long  piece in the NY Times that attends to the question/s of: “what makes a student successful?” or “how does a student become a successful adult?”   “Character vs. IQ vs. Identity vs. Motivation/Determination vs. . … Continue reading

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First of Day of School Reporting by K-3 Students

This is the first day of school in our part of the world.  I suspect that not only are students anxious about what will happen during today, but also their parents. Perhaps it would be good to review how the … Continue reading

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The State of Our Society: In Regards to Children

Quakers use the expression “The State of Our Society” as the title of each Meeting’s yearly report.  I believe that this is a title that asks more than “how much money have we made and how have we spent it.”  … Continue reading

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