Peters Projection

Giving a new perspective on things… I thought this was interesting ! https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/19/boston-public-schools-world-map-mercator-peters-projection

Interesting new research from Penn State

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2017/02/parent-engagement-practices-improve-outcomes-for-preschool-child.html?cq_ck=1486570355277 Key Findings Programs that promote positive parenting practices and parent-child relationships can reduce behavioral problems....

New York Preschool Support for Pre-K Families

Recognizing that the parents are a child’s first teacher, 21 preschools are putting a new program into effect…  Interesting! http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2016/09/09/new-york-citys-universal-pre-k-program-wants-to-teach-parents-too/#.V9i4j5MrLVo  ...
To help students learn, engage the emotions…

To help students learn, engage the emotions…

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/04/to-help-students-learn-engage-the-emotions/?_r=2 Great teachers understand that the best, most durable learning happens when content sparks interest, when it is relevant to a child’s life, and when the students form an...

Another Article

Another article to read… and digest more about later. Yes, this is so true, and yet what if we started welcoming teachers (of all races and colors ) INTO the urban neighborhoods where they teach? What if they went to the neighborhood association meetings, ate at...

Quit it with the Finland comparisons!

Just had to leave this here. Finland is successful because it surrounds families with the kind of scaffolding support that makes it easier for kids to do well at school. Just as soon as we are ready to talk about supporting families, then we can talk about...