Category Archives: new york times

Reading? Go for it!

Some great opportunities here to think about the power of reading… And what better time to look at reading? Summer! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reading  

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Helping children thrive by coaching their parents… interesting results

Coaching Parents over time has great impact on students’ development This study reinforces the notion that parents can have a profound impact when they actively engage their children…    

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One more time, the proven benefits of mindfulness for children.

Hard to dispute the obvious benefits… The Mindful Child…

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Mom: The Worrier Species

In honor of Mother’s Day, and because I am a mother and had a worrier mother. Mom: The Worrier  

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Helping your teen help a friend…

Yes, this rings true, both from my own parenting and from listening to students grapple with how to help a friend over my 27 years in education . Some great advice here! Helping your teen help a friend… NY Times … Continue reading

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Serendipity and its role in Innovation

I am in the middle of visiting a few other schools to see what they are doing with innovation and how they are BUILDING IT into their curriculum. Making room for opportunity and then embracing it when it arrives, we … Continue reading

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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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