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choice theory

If You Think Teachers Are Overpaid…Just Wait!

To demonstrate the meaning of disingenuous, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan offers an unrealistic salary goal in a transparent attempt to win favor with teachers. Continue reading

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students

The Personal Side of Professional Development

The single biggest problem with improving teaching skills is that fifty percent of the process is usually ignored. There’s the professional bit. And there’s the personal bit. The problem, in a nutshell, is that most skills also require some personal … Continue reading

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kids

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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Books

Mother and Daughter Publishing Duo, Sheryl and Carrie Berk

One of the most important things any parent can do, is show their child that learning is fun by example. Writer Sheryl Berk wanted to encourage her daughter Carrie’s creativity and so the two turned Carrie’s love of cupcakes and … Continue reading

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astronomy

Meteor Showers – The Teachable Moment

It is often difficult for parents to help their children with science education, in part because the idea of doing science with your child can be intimidating.  Parents often feel at sea when it comes to science lessons, and the … Continue reading

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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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