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Bearing the Bard: How to Make Let Kids Like Shakespeare

In the 2001 BBC short film Black Adder: Back and Forth a time-traveling Rowan Atkinson runs into none other than the famous William Shakespeare. After obtaining an autograph, Atkinson punches Shakespeare (played by Colin Firth) right in the kisser. “That … Continue reading

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choice theory

Watch Your Language!

Our language impacts (and reveals) our thinking. When we ask, “How do we motivate kids?” we reveal a nonconscious belief that motivation comes from the outside. It doesn’t. Continue reading

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Notes from the (Achievement) Gap

While the achievement gap has narrowed between races, it has widened significantly between rich and poor. Access to educational opportunity is a fundamental promise made by America and its citizens, a promise that has been sorely compromised. Continue reading

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“5 Strategies to Engage & Inspire” Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A

Do students with career goals do better in school? Do we work only for pay? Bob Sullo addresses questions and comments made after his webinar “5 Strategies to Engage & Inspire Kids to Work Harder in School.” Continue reading

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Ten Back-to-School Commandments

Hear, O Parents/Guardians! Just in time for the new school year, a delivery of bits and bytes from Mt. Funderstanding to guide you in your back-to-schooling.

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Blog

Make Confusion Your Friend

Confusion is natural:  don’t fight it – use it. It is quite natural to be confused or feel awkward when dealing with a new concept or skill.  And it is quite natural to resent feeling confused.  But the bottom line is that confusion and awkwardness are natural.  And one of… Read More


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