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Some Truths About Writing

There are a number of truths about writing. Here are are several: The easier it is to read, the harder it was to write. This is counter-intuitive. We see a figure skater make it look so easy, yet all we … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Parenting and Education

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day. Today’s roundup theme is parenting/education. Parenting/Education The Awesomeness of Teens: 10 Tips for Parents Can … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Music

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day.   Today’s roundup theme is music. Music Music as a Barometer of Your Well-Being Playing … Continue reading

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Teachers Use Theatre and Dance to Teach Math to Young Students

This popped up today in my Facebook memories from 2016: Teachers use theatre and dance to teach math to young students. It only makes sense, since so much of what we try to teach young kids is abstract, and they … Continue reading

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Pt. 4B: Teaching Science — for Educators

In Pt. 3 of this miniseries, I ended with the concepts of relevance, brain development, and understanding how the world looks through the students’ eyes. In Pt. 4A, I discussed how parents can help with science readiness at school, and … Continue reading

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“When will I ever need this in real life?”

Students (and their parents who might be wondering the same thing): Why the heck are you learning all that nonsense in school (particularly higher math) that you’ll never use in the real world later in life? Because it’s not about … Continue reading

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Pt. 3: Reading, Curriculum, and Relevance

As young adults pursue their careers, they often don’t have time to read for pleasure. But more importantly, they believe reading fiction is frivolous, whereas reading non-fiction has value. Non-fiction and textbooks obviously have value, but listen to this video: … Continue reading

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Music Education: The Advantages Of Math

Originally posted on SongSmith:
The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following: children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age, when they are taught to count,…

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Pt. 1: Writing for Meaning, Reading for Comprehension

Over the next several posts, I’ll be doing a 5-part miniseries that threads together writing, reading, and education/curriculum. Today’s initial post is on writing, reading, and comprehension. Writing Three questions an author or writing student should ask when deciding what … Continue reading

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