The99, The Factual Feminist, and MikeRoweWORKS – strange bedfellows.

I’m going to use a quote I’ve used before, for good reason, which, if you keep reading, I’ll explain. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought (idea) without accepting it.” ~Aristotle The world is full of peeps who seem to adamantly believe that if I disagree with them,Continue reading “The99, The Factual Feminist, and MikeRoweWORKS – strange bedfellows.”

Honoring the Emotional Child

Originally posted on Abundant Life Children:
Crying. Screaming. Whining.  Moping.  Melting down.  Pestering.  Throwing a tantrum.  Pitching a fit.  We have many ways to describe a child’s emotional sorrows: the anger, desire, frustration, fury, sadness, and loneliness experienced by the young children in our lives.  As parents and providers, we are not-so-subtly pressured to get…

Marc Tucker on Why Punitive Accountability Fails

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Marc Tucker has written an excellent post on the failure of punitive accountability. The working theory behind the Bush-Obama “reforms” is that teachers are lazy and need to be motivated by rewards and punishments and the threat of public shaming. This is in fact a theory drawn from…