This is part 3 of a 3 part series by Debbie Reese, renowned scholar of Native American Children’s Literature.
In this case, the story is the same (as it is worldwide); the puzzling yet largely ignored phenomenon of failing boys and the politics over past decades of boys versus girls in terms of success both inside the classroom and in the boardroom. It’s a pendulum that seems to swing towards one side or the other, never managing to get both sides to “succeed.” Who is to blame? It is parenting? Is it the images in textbooks? Are expectations of boys lower in our society? I think we’ll need all six parts to get a handle on this!
What I really love about Winged Chariot iPhone/iPad/iPod ebooks is that they come in a slew of languages. Scruffy Kitty comes in Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
I had no idea that October is National Bullying Prevention Month but I am horrified to learn this whole new world of cyberbullying. It’s another serious worry for parents and school administrators alike.
Kids Haven’t Changed; Kindergarten Has. New data support a return to “balance” in kindergarten. Serious academics in kindergarten? “They can be teaching it,” says Daniel, “but the question is: Is the child learning it?” Not everyone, however, believes that expectations and child development are out of sync.
About 80 percent of Americans believe the statement “people with learning disabilities are just as smart as you and me” to be generally accurate. But a majority also link learning disabilities with mental retardation and autism, and more than 50 percent agree that learning disabilities are “often caused by the home environment children are raised in.”
This is a great article about a journalist, Katherine Ellison, who herself was undiagnosed with ADD, and her struggles and success in parenting her ADD son. She wrote a book about her experiences and how she chose mindful parenting over meds.
It is a rare occasion when my husband raves about a picture book. He’s read his fair share of picture books to our three children but bedtime stories is my favorite time of the day, not his. And while he will read a book over and over again, there aren’t too many picture books in our house that he is excited to re-read.
This was a very helpful post by Sarah Kessler on Mashable. I feel like I am just starting to understand Social Media networks for myself but I have no idea what is out there (and safe) for my kids who are now clamoring to blog, get their own email accounts, and create websites. I’m all for that, but I just want them to be safe. Thanks Sarah! Your information was exactly what I needed for myself!