June 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on June 30, 2010

Tweet It does not take ‘everyone on Earth’ to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second or hundredth gale. -Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

3 Summer Break Tips

by Patrick on June 29, 2010

Tweet It’s been about a week or two now and it’s the point where summer break is really sinking in to their little minds. This isn’t like those tiny winter vacation or the barely noticeable spring breaks that goes by with a blink of the eye. This is summer vacation. This is the long haul. […]

Tweet I taught two kids how to read this year. It was hard. There were some days when I wasn’t sure if it would happen. We tried and practiced sight words and did picture walks. And then, two weeks ago, I was filled with elation when I realized that it had actually happened. When you […]

Tweet A colleague of mine showed this video to me. This video really opens up our minds about the power of technology and the impact that it has on learning. As you watch the video ask yourself the following questions: In what ways have you enabled your child to be tech saavy? Does their schooling […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on June 23, 2010

Tweet Science is about the three C’s and the big D — curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and discovery. -Mae C. Jemison, M.D. Physician, Shuttle Astronaut

Tweet Last week I visited a progressive charter school in San Diego. It was their family art night. There were musicians playing music, 3D tempera paints, stained glass windows and sculptures. There was even a restaurant where the children were taking and delivering orders. The place looked amazing. But what caught my attention most was […]

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ReThinking Giftedness

by Queenie on June 17, 2010

Tweet When most people think about gifted students, the first thing that usually comes to mind, is an innate sense of knowing. Here are some interesting facts that I saw this online and thought I’d share it with you. 1. Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read. […]

Tweet The successful child is not the one that can memorize facts, but rather, the child that can ask the winnowing question. – Jane Healy

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

by Patrick on June 15, 2010