We will post a gathering of resources found on other sites, some may date back a bit, but are still relevant. We hope you find these useful.
Importance of Creativity in Schools:
The Power of Vulnerability
Is “struggle” actually good for learning?
New York Times:
OPINIONATOR | THE GREAT DIVIDE: No Rich Child Left Behind
Family income is now a better predictor of children’s success in school than race.
WELL: Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly
A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and has spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.
New Guidelines Call for Broad Changes in Science Education
New standards for curriculum, which at least 26 states have pledged to consider, take a firm stand on climate change and evolution and emphasize hands-on learning.
The Power of Talking to Your Baby
OP-ED COLUMNIST: My Little (Global) School
Ever wonder how your kid’s school compares with one in China? Now you can find out.
DEALBOOK: Opening a Gateway for Girls to Enter the Computer Field
Silicon Valley and several small companies and nonprofits are working to increase the number of women in the technology industry by teaching teenage girls how to write computer code.
A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise
A marked increase over the last decade in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could fuel growing concern that the diagnosis and its medication are overused in American children.
The Stories That Bind Us
Families may want to create a mission statement similar to the ones many companies use to identify their core values.
The ‘Busy’ Trap
We worry. Nearly one in five Americans suffer from anxiety. For many, it is not a disorder, but a part of the human condition. This series explores how we navigate the worried mind, through essay, art and memoir.
DISRUPTIONS: The Child, the Tablet and the Developing Mind
Though researchers still do not know what the future might hold for a generation raised with smartphones and tablets, they do know that the brain is highly sensitive to such stimuli.
Digitally Aided Education, Using the Students’ Own Electronic Gear
In a growing trend, school districts pressed for money are allowing students to bring their phones, laptop computers or tablets to be used in the classroom.
Video Games May Aid Children With Dyslexia
Playing action video games may improve reading in children with dyslexia, Italian researchers have found.
What Should Children Read?
Mr. Gladwell’s tale provides a good lesson for English teachers across the country as they begin to implement the Common Core State Standards.
Why I won’t let my son take the PSSA
The opt-out movement is growing because high-stakes tests are wrecking our schools
A Curious New York Times Article on Teacher Evaluations: “counter” to the NYT article about teachers all passing with flying colors