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Two Wonderful Writers

May 28, 2013

Tags: Jean Fritz, Genevieve Foster, Newbery Awards

A friend asked me to recommend some books for her classroom. Instead I decided to recommend two authors, both wrote a while ago, but good writing doesnít go out of style. Jean Fritz is the first author. She wrote about American history before I tried, and her work was and is an inspiration. (more…)

Why Do We Teach?

May 24, 2013

Tags: Imparting Knowledge, Training the Brain, Or Teaching the Joy of Learning?

As all teachers know, the focus in the early grades is on teaching basic learning skills. About fourth grade, a switch begins. Itís concrete knowledge that starts to take over. By college thatís what learning seems to be all about: piling more and more information into the brain. (more…)

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