Trophy Fury: What’s Behind Claims that Kids Are Coddled and Overcelebrated?
So What SHOULD Parents Do?
If parents and teachers were to substitute non-physical punishments for physical ones, they might avoid teaching children to hit, punch, and kick; yet, they would nevertheless perpetuate the idea that giving pain is a legitimate way to exercise power. . . . The consequences could be no less undermining of compassion and social interests.5
The problem, . . . (Read More)
Atrocious Advice from “Supernanny” (#)
The Folly of Merit Pay (**)
Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job!” (**)
What Works Better than Traditional Math Instruction
Addendum to “Suffer the Restless Children”
Only for My Kid: How Privileged Parents Undermine School Reform (*)
What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and unlovely; acted upon, it destroys our democracy.
— John Dewey, School and Society
Mike McClaren, a superintendent in Oklahoma, was attracted to the idea of a “performance-based” curriculum: . . . (Read More)
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