THIS WOMAN WRITES What "Should" Your Child Be Reading?
I grew up in a household of books, and given that there were five kids and two parents with widely divergent interests -- from molecular biology to Bobby Sherman, the singing heartthrob -- there was... Posted on 2/13/14 at 1:00 PM
THE PERIPHERY Journey to My Village School
This is part three is a series about my current travels and project in East Africa.
Our peaceful paved path ended with the interruption of bumps and rattles from the onset of the dirt road. Meado... Posted on 2/9/14 at 4:47 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE G-U-A-R, just like in GUARD...
I used to give spelling tests all day. Every Friday, I'd give five spelling tests to five groups of thirty eighth graders. Then we would grade them in class, after I passed out red pens to everyone. M... Posted on 11/22/13 at 12:18 PM
IN THE BLACK Learning to Cook
One way to save a lot of money is to cook at home instead of getting takeout or dining out. Some people may choose not to cook at home because they dont think they know how to or it is too much work.... Posted on 4/14/13 at 6:51 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Tai Chi: What Goes Around Comes Around
It had only been two days on this mountain in Hubei province.
But in a whole new environment----one that encouraged the focus of every moment, no less---this meant a concentrated, super-saturated 48 ... Posted on 9/8/12 at 8:20 AM
Merit pay for teachers sounds like a great idea; like Pavlov’s dog, people respond to incentives. We naturally expect that teachers who are promised a few thousand dollars in bonus money will find ways to improve the not-so-good test scores of many school students.
Joe Kelly says New Moon Magazine's success can be attributed to lessons learned from an alternative teaching method called 'unschooling,' which involves kids making choices about how and what to learn, even if that means never opening a math textbook.
I recently retired after teaching in Duluth for 35 years. During that time, I tried my best to teach in the eastern, western and central sections of our great city.
, January 21, 2009
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