Teaching and learning from preschoolers
Tuesday, June 06, 2023
Do We Want Children To Fall In Love With Reading? If So, We're Failing
In 1974, I was a 12-year-old living with my family in the suburbs of Athens, Greece. My father was working on a project for the Greek gov...
Monday, June 05, 2023
Reading Faulkner With Five-Year-Olds
Our school was collecting new and gently used books to donate for a fundraiser. Someone brought in a couple of bags of books the day afte...
Friday, June 02, 2023
The General Theory Of The Second Best
It is well known that the attainment of a Paretian optimum requires the simultaneous fulfillment of all the optimum condit...
Thursday, June 01, 2023
Summer Break: To Know What It Means To Have The Luxury Of Choosing
My wife Jennifer and I spent a chunk of the the 90's living and working in Germany. We were there because Jennifer was a...
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
"You Never Change"
"Teacher Tom, you always wear the same shirt." It wasn't entirely true, but I understood why a kid might say t...
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
That Is Flat-Out Cruel
Not long ago, I was asked to observe a two-year-old who was, according to his teachers, disruptive in class. When we were ou...
Monday, May 29, 2023
We Asked One Another, "What Do You Do?"
I spent recent evening at a Memorial Day weekend barbeque in the company of several people I had never met before. We asked ...
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