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Sold a Story Podcast – the Case for Phonics

Sold a Story Podcast – the Case for Phonics

Phonics Is Always The First Choice The six-episode podcast “Sold a Story” has caused ripples in educational circles, challenging the process by which new methodologies are introduced and kept in schools.  It's an interesting podcast that crosses over into material...

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Choose Self-Directed Learning For Your Child

Choose Self-Directed Learning For Your Child

Your Child Needs to Leave School with a Love of Learning While homework and tests are pervasive in the US education system, they can be a distraction. A successful high school education is not about accumulating knowledge, it's about self-directed learning. If your...

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If Memorization Is Not Learning, What Is?

If Memorization Is Not Learning, What Is?

Education Should Be About Learning How to Learn - Not Knowledge If your child is attending a mainstream school in the United States, you have probably realized that there is a heavy emphasis on memorization of facts, knowledge.  The whole system is built around what's...

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Recognizing Childhood Depression and Anxiety

Recognizing Childhood Depression and Anxiety

What Does Childhood Depression Look Like? Feelings of isolation and despair are not limited to those who display them openly. We often look at people who are alone or have trouble making friends and assume unhappiness. In the same way, those who appear social, excel...

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Gender Bias in the Classroom

Gender Bias in the Classroom

Does Gender Bias Affect Learning? If I were to tell you that boys often receive more attention, praise, and encouragement in the classroom than girls, or that girls are usually quieter, talked over, and acknowledged for listening patiently rather than speaking up,...

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