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Read my article on lefties and learning in the March issue of Scholastic Parent and Child. It is always exciting to see one of your own articles in print, but this one is especially thrilling for me. While researching this article, I had the honor of communicating with Howard Gardner. That's right, THE Howard Gardner who developed the theory of Multiple Intelligences. He could not have been…Continue
Kids stuck indoors? Try this Valentine's Day activity that my daughter learned. Make Rice Krispie Treats using the traditional recipe found here. Then shape them like Hershey's Kisses, wrap them in foil, and write your own version of the trademark Hershey flags, with customized Valentine's Day messages.
The New York State Reading Association has announced the ballot for the 2014 Charlotte Award. Students can vote for their favorite titles by reading the book(s) for their age division, or having the book(s) read to them, and then completing the ballot with the help of a teacher or librarian.
The titles on the ballot are:
Plenty of people make a lot of noise about teacher salaries, but we never hear anything of what these teachers give. The current issue of NEA Today lists these statistics on teacher spending:
99.5% Percentage of teachers who reported buying essential classroom materials out of pocket
$945 Average amount of money teachers spent on out of pocket expenses…Continue