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Symphonic Intelligence: The Next Revolution in Learning?

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Standardized Testing Creates Captive Markets

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What a commercial tells us

  When I am (rarely) watching mainstream TV, I mute the commercials and take that time to read. It saves me from listening to the inanity of commercial television, while catching up on my most recent book. However, one commercial … Continue reading

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What are children learning?

Our schools do a miserable job of telling the truth about America’s history. Think about Christopher Columbus, native Americans, immigration, wars started for oil interests, overthrowing democratically elected presidents in other countries…if Americans knew their history, they would be better … Continue reading

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Missing the Point?

Aren’t they missing the point here? Kindergarten is not longer age appropriate. It’s more like what 1st and 2nd grade used to be. So of course children have difficulty. Kindergarten used to be full of play, singing songs, a child’s … Continue reading

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Lovely…in a nutshell

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How Children Naturally Learn

Love and respect for young people needs to be the “common core” of the equation, not fixed standards put together to rank and sort learners into rigid categories, to decide who has passed and who has failed. In order for educational settings to … Continue reading

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