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Recently I’ve been escorting my first grandchild, Luke, on tours of the garden and grounds around our home. It’s probably more accurate to say that Luke — who has just turned one — is towing me through the tulips. With my finger in his hand, he’s pulling “B” (his pet name for me) at what for him is breakneck speed through an incredible learning adventure.[…] Continue Reading »
It is a well-established fact that American public schools have not changed very much in the past 100 years. School buildings still look pretty much the same, we have retained an educational calendar that was largely designed to serve the needs of a past agrarian society, and teacher-centered lessons are still the predominant mode of instructional delivery.[…] Continue Reading »
My wife and I have attended upwards of 50 parent-teacher conferences collectively for our three children. For the past decade, we have dutifully scheduled fall and spring conferences. Now that the two older children are in middle school, where the fall parent-teacher conferences are not required, we no longer attend unless requested to do so by the teachers.[…] Continue Reading »
A recent Pew Internet study on cell phone use in the United States revealed that in 2012, 85% of Americans used mobile phones to do much more than just make calls.
This increased home Internet access by way of mobile phones should encourage us to solicit data from our own school families on how they are choosing to communicate via mobile phone for personal day-to-day tasks and relationship building.[…] Continue Reading »