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Quality of American Universities…. An interesting and startling comparison of US universities to those in the rest of the world. Education is in the news and on everyone’s mind. Sometimes we are so focused on which colleges our children attend … Continue reading

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The age range of pre adolescents is very wide indeed… http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/18/thirteen-in-years-but-10-or-15-in-thoughts-and-action/?emc=eta1

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The Fixed Mindset Myth, Julie Stevens http://csee.org/products/334?utm_source=PMG+Newsletter+-+May+2014&utm_campaign=PMG+-+May+2014&utm_medium=email There are some great pointers here to help parents and teachers focus on a growth mindset as we ask children to work through a difficult or challenging task.  

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Summer Reading…(and Doing!) Some of my best summer memories growing up happened in unstructured moments where my friends and I could experiment, play and discover things. Many fantastic ideas and activities grew out of a lack of structure.   Thanks … Continue reading

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/us/reading-writing-arithmetic-and-lately-coding.html?hpw&rref=technology The author examines the trend in schools to allow children to play with coding as part of an elementary curriculum. As we look for ways to have a set of technical skills embedded in school curriculum, there are some … Continue reading

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With Thanks to Frank Bruni…   On April 1, this is a good reminder about what is important in this highly unfair and unpredictable process. I appreciate the reminder and want to figure out how to use this with students … Continue reading

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Man Overboard! NYTimes magazine… An amazing story of resilience written by Paul Tough. Good writing; great message! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/magazine/a-speck-in-the-sea.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp

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