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Students typing on keyboards
I have read and evaluated more student assignments and essays in my day than I can count. I am not complaining. I willingly and enthusiastically accepted my fate as a language arts teacher many moons ago. Even after all these years, I am still thrilled by my students’ writing and eagerly look forward to Read More
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Mathematics in middle school
All animals can communicate, but human beings are the only creatures that have language, as it is scientifically defined. That’s because we are such complex social creatures. Children will sometimes wonder why they have to read and write in school, and I always eagerly respond that they have to because they get to – Read More
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Blog Happy Students
“Well done!  Your child has reached the teenage years.”  Those words open a letter I received today from my daughter’s doctor.  So far so good, are my thoughts.  Raising my children has always felt a bit like an experiment and I’m just a rookie scientist.   As I write this blog, my 15-year-old daughter Read More
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Computer technology
My children are now five years old now, and when they were tiny, I heard the same refrain from people we’d run into at the park, the store, school, or wherever. They’d say, “It goes so fast!” or “enjoy this age!” or “I remember when my kids were that age!”  I think about this Read More
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Terra Firma parenting
When my grandson Zach was a newbie at walking and running, about 15 months old, I watched as he ran across his living room. Scattered around him were toys of all shapes and sizes, a lot of trucks to be sure. He started out running with glee, but then he stumbled and fell forward Read More
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Exactly how does attending an intimate learning environment like New Morning School in Plymouth, MI. prepare a student for a larger school?   In the case of Greyson, he found the skills he acquired while attending New Morning through seventh grade served him well in a new school with a much different learning environment. Read More
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