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Building the nurturing capacity of K-12 schools
Building the nurturing capacity of K-12 schools

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Building relationships with students is a surprisingly underutilized strategy for teaching. As a psychologist I am flabbergasted by the fact that teachers and school leaders would ever think that they could accomplish anything without building relationships with students. 

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The headline overstates the case, but it is interesting that the piece is about how a very successful technique for improving the teaching of math was invented in America, but has only really improved teaching in Japan. The American system (as if there was one, ha, ha, ha) devalues teachers and teaching too much to realize those benefits. 

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The problems of our "meritocracy" are known on both sides of the political spectrum as the opening of this article makes evident. How to change it is the tricky bit. 

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Countering a dominant narrative- the good side of gaming.

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Parents: Don't expect to teach your child anything you want them to learn when they are upset. - Bonnie Harris

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A more comprehensive guide to the bias of various media sources. This one is an on-going project so it should be better for the long term.

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Science confirms the obvious- here is yet another report of how some scientists finally confirm something everybody already knows. Of course, this confirmation of the obvious is crucial to ensure we are not deluding ourselves, so it it a feature not a bug of science.

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Someday I am going to have to learn more maths. That goal will await my having a more concrete goal that requires mathematical understanding to accomplish. 

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Goals are a double edge sword that should be handled carefully. 

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Let's be strategic and realistic in planning how to approach the next four years of federal education policy. Following up on yesterday's post on moderation here's a view that spells out some of the limitations that DeVos will be working within.
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