A Better Education System

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On April 9, 2020, the New York TImes published an editorial titled: “The America We Need.” The Editors pointed to an America that still has wide disparity between the haves and the have-nots. In education for example, they noted, “in … Continued

National Core Arts Standards

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Central Purposes of the Standards “The central purposes of education standards are to identify the learning that we want for all of our students and to drive improvement in the system that delivers that learning. Standards, therefore, should embody the … Continued

Living with History

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I am aware of being caught up in history every now and again. A week ago Friday was my last day at the office and Saturday and Sunday were spent taking care of social distancing supplies and a car that … Continued

Social Distancing

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It is important today to acknowledge the spread of COVID-19 and its effect upon schools and families. Nothing like this has happened in modern times, although the spread of SARS and EBOLA are reference points. The actual outcomes of a … Continued

Black Wall Street

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One of the tough parts of Black History month is reviewing the damage that was done during the Tulsa Race Massacre. Starting on May 31, 1921, a White mob attacked and killed hundreds of African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The … Continued

Creative Education

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If we think of how some of the classrooms function in our country, we notice the tension between individual vs. group learning. On the one hand, common curricula mean that students are being exposed to the same information. On the … Continued

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