Multiple Intelligences

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Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone

I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep. The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the mailbox for an hour every day waiting for a hoped-for acceptance letter [...]

Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone2016-11-29T17:37:17+00:00

Please Quit Pulling Kids Out of Electives to Do More Reading Intervention

By John Spencer | Originally Published at Medium. December 14, 2014 | Photo Credit: Allie at Flickr Creative Commons I realize that P.E. might not seem as important as close reading, but look at our nation’s obesity epidemic. Look at our sedentary lifestyle. Could it be possible [...]

Please Quit Pulling Kids Out of Electives to Do More Reading Intervention2016-11-29T17:37:26+00:00

Academic Fraud and Scholastic Sport (Again)

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. October 23, 2014 | Rashad McCants won a title for UNC while skating through sham classes. (AP/Eric Gay) Writing about the newly released investigation of academic fraud at the University of North Carolina, Barry Petchesky [...]

Academic Fraud and Scholastic Sport (Again)2016-11-29T17:37:33+00:00

Florida Retention Policy a Blight on Literacy, Children across US

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. August 6, 2014 The New York Times headline suggests we are finally poised to read a positive story about education: A Summer of Extra Reading and Hope for Fourth Grade. But education reporter Motoko Rich’s [...]

Florida Retention Policy a Blight on Literacy, Children across US2016-11-29T17:37:47+00:00

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

Greetings and Salutations! We haven’t met yet, but we will meet soon. I need to apologize in advance because I am going to be one of “those” parents. You know, the ones who are constantly checking in, perhaps over protective to a fault. In my [...]

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher2016-11-29T17:37:49+00:00

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others

Image; Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr With thanks to my parents who often practiced as they preached. Mom and Dad reflected, in raising a child you need to think – Does my tone of voice, body language, and facial expression, all together, communicate what I believe? If as a [...]

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others2016-11-29T17:37:55+00:00

We Socialize Girls To Be Better at School But Set Them Up For Failure in the Real World

Credit: Shutterstock We Socialize Girls To Be Better at School But Set Them Up For Failure in the Real World By Sarah Jane Glynn | Originally Published at Think Progress. April 30, 2014 2:43 PM The New York Times’s Upshot blog reported on Tuesday that the [...]

We Socialize Girls To Be Better at School But Set Them Up For Failure in the Real World2016-11-29T17:38:04+00:00

The Drugging of the American Boy

Photos by Sarah Wilmer By Ryan D'Agostino | Originally Published at Esquire Magazine. March 27, 2014 | Published in the April 2014 issue By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will [...]

The Drugging of the American Boy2016-11-29T17:38:08+00:00