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Preserving Play

“There has to be an emphasis on teaching reading and math in early childhood classrooms, but we should never allow the invasion of the academic to restrict the ways that … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Successful Education Toolkit: What do Children Need to Flourish at School?

Originally posted on FlourishingChildhood:
We want our children to have a great education, so what is the secret? We tend to look hard at what is on offer: the quality…

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Essentials of Play

We should stop talking about play as an extra; a transition between lunch and math. Play is a fundamentally important part of every child’s school day. Let’s make sure play … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Schools | Edutopia

Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Schools | Edutopia. I love using principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with. Today’s “Read This Now!” features an … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Predicting Future Success for Children

Is Spatial Ability a Predictor of Future Success in Technology, Math, and Science? A recent study published in the journal Psychological Science has opened the door, once again, for educators to … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Fun and Nature

For many families, we have officially come to the midway point in the summer. However, there is still time to have fun in late July and early August before school … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Death of Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Like Robinson, I think more and more educators are … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

In a TED Talk Education segment, education advocate Geoffrey Canada challenges schools to think about relevant school data, consider the consumer (parents/students), and develop systematic shifts in order to help … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reading: Method to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

For years, teachers have suggested lists of the best books for children based on their grade and reading level. However, parents should also make sure they have a variety of … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

The School Day Just Got Healthier

This is a new tag line on the United States Department of Agriculture’s website.  On yesterday, June 27, The USDA launched its latest initiative to help improve the kinds of … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment