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Posts tagged with: parent

As I’ve stated previously in Graduating Anxiety and in previous columns, the role of memory is over-stated even in the best educational programs. Rote memorization is a quaint relic of a bygone era, love it or hate it. I knew...
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Many of the students I’ve encountered in tutoring have hit the perfectionist block and been quite stuck. This tends to happen with high functioning students, in particular, but not exclusively. I’ve tutored & coached a number of them going to...
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The Biden administration has determined that it will be re-instituting Standardized Testing for public schools across the country. No doubt the effort is led by concerns that kids who have not had access to supplementary educational tools have fallen behind,...
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My youngest son is about to turn two in a couple of months. He’s cute as all heck and equal parts a challenge. You pay fair price for love in parenting, but you get an infinite amount in return. He...
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Back when I had two puppies, I used to lament that every piece of furniture or accoutrement was marked by them in some way or the other. Little did I know that these two darling pups were nothing compared to...
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I wrote this when I was a teacher at a boarding school, which demanded much of my time. Sadly, I needed to juggle time with my daughter and my job, and there was never really enough to go around. Every...
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I got a call recently from a parent of two kids in Fairfield County basically relaying the message that she was “done” with the distance learning for her 3rd and 5th grader. After about 30 minutes of being on a...
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If your family is anything like mine, you are currently caught in the cross-hairs of an advanced state of pandemic fatigue. To boot, many schools have now sent their students home or at least reduced the amount of time they...
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If you’re anything like me, you were a bit excited to get to be your child’s teacher in the spring when the pandemic started. After I dropped my kids off at school, I barely heard anything about what they did...
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That heartbreaking scene: a father or a mother gasping for breath, quarantined in the hospital, cared for by a nurse with a mask strapped on so tightly and for so long that it bruises her and makes her eyes bulge,...
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