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Posts tagged with: parenting

After a fall of tragedy, the spring has brought a season of great unpredictability. There was (tempered) optimism when the sun came out and the vaccination process began to pick up steam. The issue of variants still hung in the...
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As the roller coaster of Covid continues with now newly spiking numbers (thanks, Florida…), it is a time for reflection on the re-integration into school, again disrupted by the pandemic. While it is now widely accepted that Social Emotion Learning...
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The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article covering the parents in New Jersey suing the state to return to in-person classes over concerns that remote learning has sapped their kids’ enthusiasm and interest in school. While I empathize with...
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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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A recent poll by NPS/IPSOS found that 29% of parents are planning on sticking with remote learning, regardless of their school policy. I found that number surprising, given that it seems like there is a major push country-wide to get...
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In early February there was a horrific incident involving OWN TV Host’s 16 year-old son. The boy suffered an accidental overdose taking Xanax, which turned out to be laced with Fentanyl. Among the many reasons it was shocking was that...
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The Washington Post recently published an article reiterating the importance of caution when it comes to social media for college applicants. While not new advice, this caution is especially important now with inflated application rates (and thus rejection rates) with...
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The Wall Street Journal recently published an article exploring the long term effects of the time students have lost in school. The effects, according to their findings, are going to be permanent, which should be of little surprise. Missing, for...
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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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On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter. Needless to say, after months of digging myself out of snow banks, skidding on ice, and hiding beneath mountains of blankets, I was a little frustrated....
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