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March 16, 2017

Teaching the Power of Words

There are certain speeches and poems and letters with words so well connected that they always move minds and hearts. When and why did we stop requiring students to read, recite, and memorize those words?

March 12, 2017

Schools and the Arts: An Investment in Civilization

Schools' investment in the arts is a contribution to our society and it is important work. The arts are central to the human experience.

February 23, 2017

STEM For Our Students and Our Economy

What is essential about this type of learning is that it is not only the basis for preparation for college and career; it is the basis for how science, technology, engineering, and math live in the world beyond academia.

February 16, 2017

Spatial Skills: A Neglected Dimension of Early STEM Education

Guest bloggers Tamara Spiewak Toub, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, & Roberta Golinkoff encourage families, educators, and policymakers to make spatial skills a key part of all discussions of early STEM development.

February 12, 2017

Why Schools Must Engender Moral and Ethical Behavior

The job of teaching ethics now belongs to everyone who comes in contact with children.

February 05, 2017

Where Does Homework Fit Into the Big Picture?

No matter whether homework is the opener of the conversation or some other topic is catalytic to a reflection on current practice how things fit into the bigger picture has to be considered.

February 02, 2017

Reimagining American Education

Guest blogger Josh Schachter writes "We will need to develop even greater abilities to listen to each other beyond the political rhetoric, to empathize and collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, hierarchical, and socioeconomic boundaries."

January 29, 2017

'Alternative Facts': A Wake-Up Call for Educators

Let's proceed as if it is a good thing to be compassionate and kind as a person or nation. Those qualities are not mutually exclusive from strength.

January 24, 2017

Defining 21st-Century Learning

A 21st century shift is the manner in which teaching and learning takes place, the emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math, and the relationship subjects have with each other.

January 15, 2017

Discover the Power of The Words 'Not Yet'

In formal/academic learning what often gets in the way, for children and professionals, is the lack of time and effort given to understanding and agreeing to the objectives and standards to which we are striving.

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