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Tips from a National Spelling Bee Winner’s Mom

Tips from a National Spelling Bee Winner’s Mom

Tips from a National Spelling Bee Winner Mom By Linda Dobson In 2000, Alison Miller was one of three homeschooling children who finished first, second, and third in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Her sister Catherine was a fellow contender. Their mom, Mary O'Keefe, describes her family's learning philosophy as "knowledge is a [...]

Unlearning to Learn about Learning

Unlearning to Learn about Learning

Unlearning (to Learn about Learning) By Linda Dobson Even if you haven't specifically studied education, you've learned a lot about learning over the years. Remember how we create a habit by engaging in an activity so long and so often that we begin to do it automatically? Well, the way we parents think about learning has become, for the most [...]

The Hidden Harm of Children’s Stress

The Hidden Harm of Children’s Stress

The Hidden Harm of Children's Stress By Linda Dobson The hidden harm of children's stress is a topic worthy of lots more attention. A lot of parents realize that today's focus on standardized test scores hurts their children because they can see the loss of exercise, the amount of learning that's falling by the wayside to concentrate on [...]

I Feel Sorry for Kids In School. Every. Single. One.

I Feel Sorry for Kids In School. Every. Single. One.

I Feel Sorry for Kids In School. Every. Single. One. By Linda Dobson I check education news every morning. I know good news is rare. I know some days are worse than others. And there are some days when the news breaks my heart. Today was one of those days. I feel sorry for kids in school. Every. Single. One. For so many reasons I've lost [...]

No Child Left Behind: A Lost Decade for Educational Progress

No Child Left Behind: A Lost Decade for Educational Progress

No Child Left Behind: A Lost Decade for Educational Progress News of the following important report is from a news release of Fair Test. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law “failed badly both in terms of its own goals and more broadly,” leading to a decade of educational stagnation. That is the central conclusion of a major new [...]

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