Category

Early Childhood
On September 28, 2013 I was a featured speaker at the Rise and Shine Expo held at the Suntec Convention Center in the Republic of Singapore.  This was an early childhood expo for parents billed as ”the premier expo to raise healthy and happy kids” featuring over 100 workshops and classes on all aspects of parenting, including pregnancy,...
Read More
On July 23, 2013, I did a full-day workshop for new teachers at Yav Pem Suab Academy in Sacramento, CA.  Yav Pem Suab Academy is a public elementary school which is part of the Urban Charter Schools Collective.  It primarily serves the Hmong population in Sacramento.  The Hmong are fiercely independent hill people from Southeast Asia who...
Read More
A new study at Michigan State suggests that there is limited vocabulary instruction in kindergarten classes across the U.S., particularly for those students living at the poverty level.  The is problematic because numerous studies have noted how building a good vocabulary right from start of schooling is directly related to later academic achievement and to success in a...
Read More
The American Academy of Pediatrics has just released a policy statement saying that supervised, unstructured (play oriented) recess in school is a vital part of a child’s development.  As they point out in the abstract to their statement: ”Recess is at the heart of a vigorous debate over the role of schools in promoting the...
Read More
Children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce, who, this week, won an award from the British national newspaper The Guardian for best fiction book for children, says that the way reading is being taught in the schools today risks putting children off of reading for the rest of their lives.  In particular, he criticizes the use of standardized...
Read More
1 2 3 4 5 6 8

Article Archives