Unfortunately, with our present accountability system that focuses on numbers more than social-emotional learning, conferences are at risk of focusing more on what children can't do rather than what they can. Flipping the conference can lead to a more positive outcome.
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December 03, 2013
October 26, 2013
NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?
October 16, 2013
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September 30, 2013
Is the U.S.'s obsession with sports hurt our academic standing around the world?
September 23, 2013
Redshirting is a popular practice in sports, but does it work for kindergarten?
September 21, 2013
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July 12, 2013
Schools say they believe in 'Parental Involvement' but what does that mean?
July 05, 2013
The Flipped model can clearly be a fad, but it doesn't have to be if it is done with integrity.
June 03, 2013
A really cute Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial couple brought out the worst in some viewers.
May 30, 2013
Bellingham, Washington Principal Bob Sampson gave his students a sun day, instead of a snow day so they could see that life outside of school is just as important.