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A letter to my daughters: How to choose a life partner

To my two young daughters:<p>One day that will come all too soon, your father and I will have to reconcile with the fact that you're going to date and, …

Why Some Kids Are Put In Special Education And Others In Gifted Programs

Racial stereotyping can affect kids at every stage of life.<p>When Rachel Fish was a special education teacher in New Mexico some years ago, her students didn’t look the rest of the school.<p>Fish, who taught in an elementary school filled mostly with Navajo, Latino and white students, said the kids in …

Equip teachers to support children with language disorders in the classroom

Language is a fantastically important human achievement. It is one of the main tools we have to form social bonds and to share our ideas, emotions and experiences. It is also the foundation of learning, problem solving and literacy development and an important predictor of academic …

Autism

Leap of Faith, Now What? Marrying PBL and Personalized Learning

<i>By Lydia Dobyns</i><p>Let’s start by stating the obvious—there has yet to emerge an accepted definition of “personalized learning.”<p>Often it is used to …

How School Crushes the Child's Natural Love of Learning | Laura Grace Weldon

When you pick up an orange you feel its texture and weight in your hand. You breathe in scent emitted by the brightly colored rind. If you’re hungry, …