Children’s Needs

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Whenever I think of children’s needs, I start with Maslow. In 1943 he ordered the needs from most motivational, such as the basic need for food, to more self actualization needs such as peak experiences to become all one can … Continued

The Conditions of Education

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Multiple Measures of Accountability There are lots of policy issues around education to pay attention to but today I think it is important to look every so briefly at some of the indicators that the Every Student Succeeds Act requires … Continued

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