Monthly Archives: February 2015

Confusion in the Children’s Section

Do you remember what your favorite book was as a child? Go ahead; take a second to reminisce about those large books with the bright pictures and the memorable characters.  When I was thinking about my favorite children’s books, a … Continue reading

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What’s All the Fuss?

Some may think, why is everyone making such a big deal out of learning English? Every student in the United States must learn English anyway, so why all this fuss about bilingual students? The issue boils down to one major … Continue reading

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Above Average is the New “Average”

With increased expectations to perform, students are convinced that they need to constantly compete with each other to excel in all forums. Competition is healthy, however society places an abnormal academic burden on children. The incessant need to surpass peers … Continue reading

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Throwback to the 80’s

Today it being a snow day and not having to go to class, all I want to do is watch movies. One thing you should now about me is that I love movies, especially ones from 80’s. I think Sometimes … Continue reading

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HONY and the incredible world of social media

Humans of New York. I’m sure you’ve at least heard of it.. HONY started out as one guy’s adventure to document inhabitants of New York – their stories and their photographs. Thanks to social media and the interconnectedness it provides all over … Continue reading

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The 878th Problem with Education These Days

Not all testing is a bad thing. Right?  I mean, what exactly is the point of educating the masses if we have no way of determining if our system works? If what teachers are teaching is actually helping the students … Continue reading

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The Gap Between Institutor and Institution

I read James Cunningham’s treatise on the National Reading Panel Report from 1997, and I was astounded at the disparity of opinion between those who made the curriculum and those who had to implement it. These individuals were accomplished researchers … Continue reading

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