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On Endgame as an Approach to Childhood

Brain, Child . . . the Magazine for Thinking Mothers I’m not sure where I first heard of this publication, but I look at its title now and I think: yup, this is a magazine for me! I think Jennifer … Continue reading

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On Common Core Myths & Facts

Common Core Myths & Facts: It seems that I hear increasing understanding by parents in my community, but I continue to hear many of these myths perpetuated by politicians. It’s troubling to me when our students are caught in political … Continue reading

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On the PARCC Test

Alongside the balance that I have encouraged in thinking about the Common Core, it is only fair to add my concern regarding the PARCC Test. Thanks especially to Jennifer Hierbaum Pastore for prompting me to think a bit more about PARCC this … Continue reading

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On the Misperceptions surrounding the Common Core

This article is a fascinating look at the misperceptions surrounding the Common Core. Seems like a PR disaster. I wonder if the political dramas playing out in so many states might have been avoided with a different sort of roll-out … Continue reading

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On the Common Core and Its Impact on the Achievement Gap

Another article on the Common Core, this one on its potential impact on the achievement gap. “In other words, while the Common Core may provide the “map,” it’s up to the school districts to undertake the journey to make sure … Continue reading

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On Poverty and Education

Daniel Willingham is a Psychology professor at the University of Virginia. His work focuses primarily on the application of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to K-12 education. I first became acquainted with Dr. Willingham when a friend who is a teacher … Continue reading

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On Twenty-First Century Learning

My grandmother, Dorothy Esther Roush Kuhlmann, grew up on a dairy farm in central Michigan. Her father, John Gabriel Roush, grew up on a grain farm, but decided with his wife, Emily Ann Gray Roush, to start a dairy farm … Continue reading

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