Monthly Archives: November 2015

The New York Times: Reading

“Kids who read more get better at reading, and because they are better at reading, it’s easier and more pleasurable so they read still more,” he said. “And kids who read well don’t just do better in English class — … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: parental pressure…

I am forever pushing back against the demonization of parents. Many of us are doing the best we can, or at least the best we think we should be doing. There are some sobering facts here, and again, I am … Continue reading

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Wanda Holland Greene on Hamlin’s new “no Rescue” Policy

Wanda Holland Greene is a colleague in San Francisco. I admire the goal of this post and the fact that Hamlin, under Wanda’s leadership, has created a new, badly needed conversation in the world of parenting. I have said in … Continue reading

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looking for solace amid the chaos; love this essay and all of its message…

Lots to think about here as we navigate these waters of compassion, conflict, outrage, sadness and optimism. I like the idea of more quiet. Time to think. onbeing blog: omid-safi-where-does-it-hurt-o-city-of-light

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The paradox of conferences and what we try to accomplish sometimes…

This piece by former colleagues Kyle Redford puts the issues of parenting, conferencing, and students who struggle in perspective. I appreciate her viewpoint and the reminders about shame… The Privacy Dilemna

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Talk to each other!

Some basic common sense and some reminders about the importance, and power, of face to face interactions: NY Times Opinion: Talk to each other, not your phone…

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young children and language

I love the concept behind this. Everything is language. All language counts. Brains are malleable. Having very young children in a language-rich environment can have a profoundly positive impact. Love live early childhood literacy. Great lessons and ideas about the … Continue reading

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