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Encore: Speaking Truth about School, Even When It’s Not Easy

Encore: Speaking Truth about School, Even When It’s Not Easy

Encore: Speaking Truth about School, Even When It's Not Easy ENCORE POST! Sometimes there is a post that resonates with many people, and brings them together on the topic of education via comments. "Speaking Truth about School, Even When It's Not Easy," is such a post. Once again I find an article by Peter Gray important enough to share at [...]

The Twilight Zone of Education Doublespeak

The Twilight Zone of Education Doublespeak

The Twilight Zone of Education Doublespeak By Linda Dobson Through conversations with friends, I know I'm not alone in feeling as if the world has turned into "The Twilight Zone" where nothing seems "right," whether it be politics, education, natural disasters, war, inflation, unemployment...well, you get the idea. Nothing, [...]

DON’T Focus on the Learning!

DON’T Focus on the Learning!

Don’t Focus on the Learning By Linda Dobson One of the most surprising discoveries for new learning coaches is how much children learn when the adults don’t focus on the learning! They find that when it comes to learning, less is more. Less pressure, more fun. Less scheduling, more free time. Success, in its many forms, results not by [...]

Public School Budget Woes for Families, As Test Publisher Makes Out Like a Bandit

Public School Budget Woes for Families, As Test Publisher Makes Out Like a Bandit

Public School Budget Woes for Families, As Test Publisher Makes Out Like a Bandit By Linda Dobson As anyone who has toiled over a budget knows, it's really all about priorities. One must find money for purchases essential to the goal (typically survival when dealing with a family budget), which most often means doing without those things [...]

10 Quick and Useful Fun Learning Tips

10 Quick and Useful Fun Learning Tips

10 Quick and Useful Fun Learning Tips from Linda Dobson, to have fun with your child! 1. Explain the car’s odometer and the gas gauge—and how many miles per gallon the car gets. See if he can help figure out where the gas gauge will wind up when you go to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving. 2. Talk about an election and take your child to [...]

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