Childhood is not a dress rehearsal for adulthood, nor is it a race.
Parents often worry if their kid is at the level they should be in school, health, life…but what if I told you the “standard” really varies?
Is it even fair to ask young kids, who by nature’s design are the most energetic among us, to stay still for what must seem like an eternity?
What changes would come about in education? How much healthier would children’s lives be if this unique period of their lives was understood?
What is the better way to ensure a love of the written and spoken word — being forced to read assigned stories, to memorize spelling words and definitions on which they’ll be tested, or bringing words to life through a play?
Anyone who understands child development would not write 90 literacy and numeracy standards for kindergartners.
… There are numerous experts who tell us that standardized tests are indicative of neither intelligence nor potential. But we are a nation that …
… If handwriting is no longer to be used as a form of communication but the computer is, at what age should children be learning keyboarding …
… Earlier this month, the Indiana Department of Education joined the ranks of school systems that will no longer require the teaching of cursive …
Should we banning war, gun, and superhero play? No! And we certainly shouldn’t be suspending children for it.
There’s so much research determining the ineffectiveness – the detriment – of using rewards and punishment that it’s hard to imagine why any
teacher or parent would continue to employ them, or why any pre-service program would continue to recommend their use. But they do.