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When Teaching Gets in the Way of Learning by Trish D. Keiller

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Where Do You Place Your Self Worth? by Michael Grimes

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Preview: Midlife Crisis Begins in Kindergarten with Labels Like ADD/ADHD, Slow, Dyslexic, Average, and Even Gifted by Mariaemma Pellulo-Willis, MS

Did you know that midlife crisis begins in kindergarten? Yes, it's true! It is in kindergarten (and sometimes in preschool!) that our society begins the process of teaching children that they are not smart enough, not quick enough, not working to potential, not high enough on the bell curve, not as good as the next [...]

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Shoes That Don’t Fit by Mariaemma Willis, M.S.

Would you force your child to wear shoes that don’t fit? Then why force an education that doesn’t fit! That is what’s happening to hundreds of thousands of school children every day. And those in private schools or homeschooling programs are not automatically better off. As long as children are forced to use a traditional textbook/workbook curriculum without any concern for their learning styles, they might as well be wearing shoes that are too tight, or so loose that they trip over them. An education that doesn’t fit is as painful, or perhaps even more painful, than ill-fitting shoes—after all, an ill-fitting education can scar a child for life.

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5 Ways to Tell if Your Child Has an Extraordinary Teacher By Chick Moorman & Thomas Haller

Extraordinary teachers realize that they teach children first and content second. While they care deeply about math, history, language arts, music, and other subjects they teach, these educators realize that the subjects are only the water they’re splashing around in. What they are really teaching students is to be solution oriented, to take personal responsibility for their choices, to become internally motivated, and to develop a strong belief in their own skills and abilities.

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Responsibility: The 7 Pencils Lesson by Chick Moorman

Responsibility: The 7 Pencils Lesson by Chick Moorman At a recent parent/teacher conference, I learned that Austin, my grandson, had several school assignments that were unaccounted for. Reasons Austin gave for the missing assignments included: "It's in my locker." "I know I did it. I don't know what happened to it. I remember doing it." [...]

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