Report: Requiring kindergartners to read — as Common Core does — may harm some Brian Peyes-Mendez participates in a test with Kendra Sarris as kindergarten teachers assess students with new tests, on Oct. 30 in Accokeek, Md. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) The Common Core State Standards call for kindergartners to learn how to read, but a new report by early childhood experts says that forcing some kids to read before they are ready could be harmful. Two organizations that advocate for early childhood education — Defending the Early Years and Alliance for Childhood — issued the report titled “Reading in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose.” It says there is no evidence to support a widespread belief in the United States that children must read in prekindergarten or kindergarten to become strong readers and achieve academic success. The authors — Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin and Joan Wolfsheimer Almon — found that:
Wisdom Posts from “the Brian” (Kelly, that is)… 3 of 3… “Amanda Palmer — The Art of Asking — A True Exchange of Value This one so resonated with something in me. All of us waking up and learning the art of co-creating… via the art of asking… The messages (communications) I received during “The Journey” on Turtle Island were to basically not request or ask for anything unless I needed it. But I had to ask.
glen washington Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". 10 Things in School That Should Be Obsolete Flickr: Corey Leopold By Greg Stack So much about how and where kids learn has changed over the years, but the physical structure of schools has not. Looking around most school facilities — even those that aren’t old and crumbling — it’s obvious that so much of it is obsolete today, and yet still in wide use.
Love is My Religion: A Happy (Not Sappy) Heart Chakra Playlist Life is beautiful and brimming over with bliss and love. (Sometimes.) Other times, we may just want to shut down and escape from the happy, sappy, “spiritual” messages streaming through our endless news feeds. Gratitude, schmatitude. Yes, we are perfect just as we are, and everything we have is already within us. Removing Barriers and Educational Technology I was recently asked to share my thoughts on the current state of educational technology and the connection it has to education in British Columbia (for a BC website). Here are some of the questions that came my way with my responses below. What are you currently obsessed with at work right now? One of my big focus areas is on how we give both teachers and students a voice in their learning.
Shane Koyczan’s Transcendant Rap In the shower last night, thinking about “my place in the world.” How I grok it now. How my old dreams of “changing the world” by leading some kind of Joan of Arc charge were ego-based and foolish. And yet not! International Down Syndrome Coalition- IDSC: IDSC 2013 World Down Syndrome Day Video Release We are so excited to share with you the 2013 IDSC World Down Syndrome Day video. Individuals with Down syndrome are more than their diagnosis. This year's video introduces you to many people, and invites you to find out who they are! If after watching the video, you find you are interested in purchasing it, it is available in our new IDSC Store for $9.99, or you can buy 3 for $21, by purchasing it at our 3 for 21 special rate! Without further adieu we give you the 2013 IDSC World Down Syndrome Video. A special thank you to Sarah Conant for allowing us to use her song Who I Am for this year's Who I Am campaign.
The Promise Revealed » Mysterious Spheres Rique Seraphico’s “Mysterious Spheres” 432 Hz CD for Download. 8 October 2014 at 16:34 Rique Seraphico’s award winning “Mysterious Spheres” 432 Hz Music CD Download. (Written By Rique Seraphico). 6 Reasons Why You Should Do a “Blog Study” cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by carlos.a.martinez Talking with good friends Tom and Leah Whitford, we were discussing moving staff forward and some of the conversations that drive our thinking. As I started to think about how many leaders do “book studies”, and have been moving those conversation back and forth from and online and offline setting, I thought about the notion of having a “blog study”. The Promise Revealed » Ryan Marchand – Live-Looping Arranger / Songwriter Ryan Marchand is a songwriter and live-looping artist who has recorded and produced 10 albums of original music. Ryan has been on the road a total of 10 years supporting his music touring North America, Europe and Egypt. He has a tireless energy for creating and playing music that especially shows in his live performances.
The Value of the “Naysayer and Antagonist” cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by kaktuslampan “Attuning yourself to others—exiting your own perspective and entering theirs—is essential to moving others. One smart, easy, and effective way to get inside people’s heads is to climb into their chairs.” Dan Pink Sitting in Eric Sheninger’s session yesterday at ASCD, he asked the question, “How do we deal with the ‘naysayer’ and ‘antagonist’ in our schools?”
Mistakes and Passion - A Lesson from Beethoven I remember my years studying the piano. It had to have been my grandfather who first told me of these wise words from Beethoven. He, an admirer of the man and lover of his music, had read every biography, seen every documentary, listened intently to every composition and traveled to Germany to walk in his footsteps.
Sophia's Children Breath of life There is a latin saying from Cicero that wrote:’ Dum spiro spero.’ Translated, it means ‘while I breathe, I hope’ and it holds the essence to your true inspiration that lies beyond you. And yet – it is within you.