home learning
With mass school closures around the United States (and the world), parents are finding themselves needing to get up to speed on teaching their kids at home.  We educators, who have been at it for decades, have an obligation, I believe, to share what we know about learning and education, to help parents through this...
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With the advent of the global pandemic from the coronavirus, many schools have been shut across the United States and elsewhere in the world, leaving countless parents with the unanticipated task of teaching their kids at home.  In many cases, your schools will assign work to complete during this hiatus.  But if they don’t, or...
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Homework is considered to be part of the natural order of things in school.  But in the past twenty years or so there’s been an increasing amount of criticism about its function and use (see for example, Alfie Kohn’s The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing).  I too believe...
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