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The Critical Importance of Soft Skills for Success in School and at Work

  This is an excellent post by John at The Art of Learning. I recommend you read it CLOSELY, taking note of the excellent TEXT-BASED EVIDENCE used to support the author’s claim. The Common Core ELA standards demand that students … Continue reading

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SAT prep to be free for everyone!!! The SAT becomes more open as the Pearson Common Core Tests remain hidden from the eyes of teachers, parents and students. This makes NO SENSE!!! “We hope you breathe a sigh of relief … Continue reading

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The Blueberry Story: The teacher gives the businessman a lesson

The story below was originally published in 2002. It amazes me that the evils of corporate education reform have been in the spotlight for over 12 years and as of yet have been UNSTOPPABLE. This has to stop NOW. We … Continue reading

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Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping … Continue reading

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The 500-Pound Gorilla

  12 years ago this article made frightening  predictions. Sadly, they are a reality today in American education. PHI DELTA KAPPAN October 2002 The 500-Pound Gorilla By Alfie Kohn The best reason to give a child a good school. . … Continue reading

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They begin to suffer from a serious condition called “affluenza”.  Read this article to protect your children from this horrible condition. http://wearethatfamily.com/2014/01/what-really-happens-when-we-give-kids-everything-they-want/

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On Snowstorms and Shoveling – The Lost Art of Purposeful Parenting

Last night and early this morning we got our first big snowfall of the year here in New York. When I awoke, there was over six inches of the powdery white stuff blanketing everything.  After it finally stopped snowing, my … Continue reading

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