Learn By Doing

A Lifelong Learner Shares Thoughts About Education

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  • Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?

    http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/04/27/does-common-core-ask-too-much-of-kindergarten-readers/ I wonder if anyone in this discussion finds it as sad as I do.  Having recently read the research on age development of boys in “Boys Adrift”, I recognize that the final straw that will keep young men from being successful is the “all day” kindergarten [mislabeled to avoid search engines].  Proponents argue it…

  • Read: Empire at the End of Decadence

      From the NYtimes Op-Ed Columnist Charles M. Blow, published 18 Feb 2011, read Empire at the End of Decadence.  The chart he provides allows for an interesting, thought provoking, discussion in class.