Category Archives: Our Schools

Another Example of Why Zero Tolerance in Schools Is Bad.

While “zero tolerance” helps ensure that all kids are treated the same, thus taking prejudices out of the decision making process, the lack of thinking that it allows (enforces) is a major problem. For instance, this kid, who took a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Teachers

This Post over at oregonlive made me weep at my desk today. It’s a heartwarming story about the impact of our teachers on our kids. Well, one teacher on one kid, but it shows how the influence can be passed … Continue reading

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Interested in Teaching Montesorri ?

Are you interested in training how to work with children in a Montessori environment? The Montessori Institute Northwest is having a free Elementary Training Course! Meet the trainer, ask questions, and get an overview of what you will do during … Continue reading

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Spring Break Music Camp

Good morning campers! Spring break will be here in a matter of one and a half short months. And how would you like to go to a Spring Break Music Camp? I thought so! The Music Studio on Harrison Hill … Continue reading

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Chrysalis Home School

Interested in a smaller preschool that shows dedication to the 2-5 year olds? Chrysalis Home School, a small, home-based preschool is having an informational meeting for parents who may be interested in enrolling their child for fall 2010. More Details

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What Works for Talented and Gifted Students?

With Dr. Karen Rogers, author of Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child ( See cover to the right ). Dr. Karen Rogers will present the keynote address at the annual conference of … Continue reading

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Nike 5K for Kids

Nike is sponsoring a 5K walk/run that gets money for our local schools physical education programs. It’s June 7th and the entry fee is $20 ( until May 28 ). Fifteen of this goes to your chosen school and the … Continue reading

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Tinkering School FollowUp

As a follow up to the Tinkering School post recently, it was brought to our attention that the Tinkering School was also written up by the openeducation.net staff; openeducation.net link.

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2 Million Minutes

Bob Compton, an Indianapolis venture-capitalist-turned-filmmaker, has produced a controversial new documentary called “2 Million Minutes” that looks at how American education falls short in today’s global economy. What I saw in the K-12 schools absolutely shocked me in both India … Continue reading

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All Kids are Scientists

A.K.A. Science (All Kids are Scientists) is a fun, hands-on after school science program for children in grades K-8. Our playful, yet structured activities encourage observation of the world through exploration, and help dispel the myth that science is difficult … Continue reading

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