Reading Together

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Something has changed. Somehow the formula for succeeding in America shifted in ways that are easy to feel but hard to discern even for experts. And for us, the professionals who educate our K-12 children, the pathways we use to … Continued

Opal School

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Today is a short blog and highlights a model for elementary schools that others may want to investigate: The Opal School is partnered with a museum and the learning stance, which you will see in the videos, places children’s inquiry … Continued

Reading to Our Children

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The Data of Well-Being It is important to educators to understand the effect of our education process on our students. What does it mean to teach them well in educational settings? Our practical goal is to educate them so that … Continued

Reading Intervention

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One of the ongoing problems for young students is the acquisition of reading proficiency. A recent piece of research that might be helpful can be found in The Journal of Educational Research: “ABSTRACTThe authors describe a school-university professional development partnership … Continued

Digital Literacy

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Despite the emergence over the last twenty years of the computer and the access it gives us to the web, we are still not sure what it means to be digitally literate. To further complicate our thinking, the phone brought … Continued

Unsheltered, Unwelcome

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Last night on 60 Minutes, Seattle came into sharp focus on the rise in homelessness. We learned that homelessness is the general term, but to the agencies working on homelessness, the name for these homeless living in tent city number … Continued

Equity and Learning

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A recent episode of NOVA, “The Violence Paradox,” highlighted evidence of decreasing violence over the last seven centuries and yet, many communities in the United States, particularly some cities, are experiencing more violence. What caught my attention was that the … Continued

Mona Lisa

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When I look at the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo DaVinci, I see a slight smile. Not much. And if I look away and then back I can see it more clearly….but if I just stare at it….I begin to … Continued

New Schools, New Designs

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There are always people looking for new designs for schools. The charter school movement has taken new designs and funded them through new funding structures that allow much of the money allocated to schools to pass directly to those schools. … Continued