Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Favorites

When Less Is More: The Case for Teaching Less Math in Schools - On his Psychology Today blog, Peter Gray points out some of the logical shortcomings of todays educational system: "If two hundred hours of instruction on subject X does no good, well, let's try four hundred hours." Huh?

Memo to Lawmakers: You Don't Know What You're Doing on School Reform - The Florida Thinks blog offers this letter to state legislators suggesting some common-sense observations on education.

On Toys That Bark, Jump and Flip - Parenting Report gives some ideas for open ended playthings that encourage imagination instead of passivity.

Building a Better Teacher - The New York Times Magazine asks, and offers some answers, to the question of what makes a good teacher.

The Playpod Project - Let the Children Play reports on a project in the UK where scrap materials are being collected and brought into schools for creative play and art making.

Does Chaos Reign in Your House Around the Evening Hours? - Zen Family Habits offers five suggestions for getting through The Witching Hour(s).

Let's Drop the Good Guys vs. Bad Guys Argument: We Need to Grow Up as a Species - Alternet argues that we need to create the social conditions that bring out the best in everyone.

For Many, 'Mean Girl' Behavior Starts Early - looks at bullying in the primary grades, especially among girls.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the mention :) Jenny, Let the Children Play.