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We've all had them, class clowns. The April issue of Scholastic Parent and Child contains my "Field Guide to Class Clowns." One of the most interesting and affirming things that I learned while researching this piece, is that it would be very unusual for a parent to be completely surprised when a teacher tells them their child is a class clown. Parents would typically see "clowning" behavior at soccer practice, karate, or any other social situation. Here is a sneak peek at the…Continue
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.