I AM A TEACHER IN FLORIDA

29 Jul

Florida Teacher’s Essay Becomes Rallying Cry for Respect

snotes: well, I am not a teacher, just a parent that knows the importance of teachers beyond curricula and many other things.

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Childhood As ‘Resume Building’

9 Sep

Why Play Needs A Comeback

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Schooling…

27 Aug

My Childhood Schooling In The Soviet Union Was Better Than My Kids’ In U.S. Public Schools Today

We Have Ruined Childhood

23 Aug

For youngsters these days, an hour of free play is like a drop of water in the desert. Of course they’re miserable.

Women and maths…

17 May

what’s not adding up?

STEAM not STEM

10 May

Why scientists need arts training

I believe we need our educational system to engage students with issues of ethics and responsibility in science and technology. We should treat required arts and humanities courses not as some vague attempt to “broaden minds” but rather as a necessary discussion of morals, values, ethics and responsibility.

STEAM inserts arts into the acronym for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). I chose to frame the arts more widely to include the humanities, and asked the attendees: How do we identify the challenges we wish to work on?

Elite-College Obsession…

14 Mar

Kids Are the Victims of the Elite-College Obsession

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Too stressed to test

30 Jan

Anxious students using doctor notes as exams become too much

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