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Proposed: French Class as a perfect model for schools generally

Most classes, in American K-12, are jumbles. It’s hard for anyone to tell whether something useful is going on there or not. What is being taught? Are children learning or just chattering about learning?

Meanwhile, language classes are traditionally transparent. You know exactly what’s going on in the class. And this simple clarity is still a hallmark of language classes.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 20, 2018 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Having a Growth Mindset Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests

Having a Growth Mindset Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests

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Added by Michael Keany on September 17, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The Maya Method Work?

How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The Maya Method Work?

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Added by Michael Keany on September 17, 2018 at 9:27am — No Comments

The 4 Types of Parent Time Every Kid Needs

The 4 Types of Parent Time Every Kid Needs

Approach parenting as you would any other job and allot your time accordingly…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 15, 2018 at 11:11am — No Comments

What Kids Need to Learn to Succeed in 2050

What Kids Need to Learn to Succeed in 2050

The art of reinvention will be the most critical skill of this century…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 15, 2018 at 11:06am — No Comments

Memo to K-12 students: resistance is USEFUL

Public schools tend to make their students passive. I also note that parents, etc. are passive. The K-12 system is such a successful leviathan, it just squeezes the life out of everybody.



If you’ve ever had these thoughts and would like some support, read on.

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A new article titled “Memo to K-12…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 12, 2018 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Maria Montessori vs. John Dewey (Real education vs. fake education)

This is truly the overarching fight of the last 100 years. And the easiest way to understand everything that has happened to K-12.

Maria Montessori started off working with learning-disabled children. She believed in working with children as she found them and making them better. It does not matter if you like or dislike any particular feature or method that she used. She was trying to liberate the child’s…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 8, 2018 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Remembering Student Names - Try Out myface.photos

Dear School Leaders:

 

Students (and faculty!) truly love it when you get to know their names, and you can do this in small, medium, and even LARGE classes or groups.

 

To this end, would you like to “beta test” Myface this fall in one or more of your classes this semester?

 

It takes two minutes to create an account here: http://myface.photos. When you create an account, you will be sent to a “payments” page.…

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Added by Curtis L. DeBerg on August 29, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Schools need to approach equity issues with a growth mindset

Schools need to approach equity issues with a growth mindset

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Added by Michael Keany on August 29, 2018 at 9:19am — No Comments

Why You Need to Know You Ain’t All That

Why You Need to Know You Ain’t All That

by Dan Rockwell

The sooner you realize you’re…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 29, 2018 at 9:07am — No Comments

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