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One definition of insanity that is often cited is the practice of repeating the same failed practice over and over expecting different results. Though this doesn’t apply to all academic institutions, all of the time, when it comes to the...
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There was a cult film in the early 1990s by the name of Lawnmower Man. If you’re unfamiliar, a mentally challenged landscaper is recruited to enter a virtual reality system that will improve his intelligence and enhance his capabilities. He...
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I just loved this… The hell that is remote learning, explained in a comic I’m a freelance writer and illustrator living in the Bay Area with my 7-year-old and 5-year-old. On August 17, the kids started school, which is 100...
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Great article here by the New York Times. Academically, the kids are going to do just fine. It’s these underrated skills proven in countless studies to lead to success that will suffer greatly. It’s a huge concern. Social and Emotional...
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Dating to primordial roots, human beings have always been a pack animal. Even early hominid species were discovered to have foraged and raised their young in packs. “It takes a village,” goes the old saying, one that sounds cliche until...
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Satire is funny when it’s true. Well done, “One Funny Mother…” This is worth your time: Mom’s Hilarious Video Sums Up How Confusing This School Year Is For Everyone It’s September 2020, and school is a confusing, headache-inducing mess for...
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I had a student recently complain that his teacher was forcing him to learn the periodic table, an exercise in rote memorization that increasingly seems archaic and antiquated in an age when Elon Musk is researching how to connect the...
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I’m often asked for reading suggestions as an English teacher, especially for the tweener age group. It’s a good question to ask at that age, given that’s typically when the seed of one’s reading appetite tends to take root. It...
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I ran across the below article on CNN and… here here, CNN. Here here. I remember trying to teach my second grade daughter math and thinking I was crushing it. I taught her how to carry the single digits to...
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For many parents, distance learning using Zoom has become unavoidable for one reason or the other. Few have no qualms about the challenges associated with Zoom learning, particularly in place of an education altogether, but there are a few elements...
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