Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

by Megan on August 25, 2010

Tweet Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr. Did you catch Tandem Teaching over at Dangerously Irrelevant this week? Read about it here.

Wednesday Wisdom

by Megan on August 18, 2010

Tweet “In too many modern playrooms, technology makes things appear, disappear, speak and move. There is no effort or creativity, no demand for practice or mastery. All the hard work is done by adults, who often spend years programming their techno-toys. Gilbert’s toys encouraged boys to perform for parents and friends. Today, toys are the […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Megan on August 11, 2010

Tweet We thought you might enjoy this video for today’s Wednesday Wisdom. Announcements! We have some! Did you catch the interview with Tandem Teaching over at Simple Marriage? The amazing Pearl Mattenson asked us some questions about how parents should be focusing on their children’s summer experiences.  Find out what we really think about climbing […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Queenie on July 28, 2010

Tweet Queenie Lindsey is an academic coach and educational consultant. She is the founder of Tandem Teaching and Distinguished Learning Group, an academic coaching firm. Follow her on Twitter.

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

Tweet No matter what kind of ability you have in a given intelligence, you can explore, grow, and develop it. Whether you have trouble spelling dictionary or you’re a future best-selling author, you can become more word smart. Thomas Armstrong, You’re Smarter Than You Think:  A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligence

Tweet Children’s art is beyond the realm of know language. It lies beneath the skin of language, in other words, there aren’t words to describe the feelings, the emotions, the pleasure, the pain, the reasons for painting, scribbling and daubing, Art helps humans actualize and internalize experience. When adults, however well meaning, interpret and attempt […]

Tweet The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. -Jean Piaget

Tweet Both tellers and listeners find a reflection of themselves in stories. Through the language of symbol, children and adults can act out through a story the fears and understandings not so easily expressed in everyday talk. — NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English

Tweet In storytelling, the stimulus of words brings about the production of inner images, an extraordinarily creative play involving the entire brain. Each new story requires a whole new set of neural connections and reorganizations of visual activity within — a major challenge for the brain. . . . So neural potential goes unrealized and […]