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A Case for School Reform

There is an old “joke” about Rip Van Winkle waking up in today’s society, walking around town and feeling out of place, until he finally enters a school and he feels like he’s home.  Sadly, there is some truth to … Continue reading

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Middle Schools

Middle schools are unique places largely due to their unique student population. Students ages 10 – 14 undergo vast social, emotional, intellectual, and physical changes and it is the role of middle schools to provide an academically challenging curriculum with … Continue reading

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Parents & Teachers: Assume Best Intentions

Here is a post that I wrote in the Fall.  It came up as a topic of conversation and after going back and reading it and the linked article, I thought I would re-post it as it still rings true … Continue reading

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The “lost” art of play

I recently came across this article by psychologist Peter Gray, “The Play Deficit”.   In it he describes some of the difficulties children have as they grow up, due in part to a lack of free play time.  The article makes … Continue reading

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