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The Common Core Curriculum states that ”[b]y the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.  The question is, how many students actually know them?  One adult scientist has noted:  ”I’m 49 years old, have a PhD in physics, and teach math and physics for a living. When I need...
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On April 26, 2013 I did a one-day workshop on multiple intelligences for teachers at the Yav Pem Suab Academy in Sacramento, a member of the Urban Charter Schools Collective.   Also attending the workshop were eight teachers, one librarian, and principal Mary Alvarez Jett from the Joseph Bonnhiem Elementary School, who are in the process of applying to...
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 A recent book by developmental psychologist David Elkind is entitled The Power of Play, and I would recommend it to parents, educators, psychotherapists, and anyone else who has an interest in play and children.  David Elkind was a disciple of Jean Piaget, the great French structuralist thinker who changed people’s conceptions of how children think.  In this...
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