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Reading Is Fundamental and Is Lost in the Translation

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Reading is fundamental, that’s true, but somehow this idea gets lost in the translation. Re-stated, it means, in today’s education system, that reading is fundamental when we make Johnny read and read and read until the words come out of his eyes and ears. At that point, it becomes a habit, so deeply ingrained in […]

Dick and Jane Go To Kindergarten. Yikes!

What should Kindergartners be expected to know? Ginn’s Dick and Jane Big Book, 1948 What should kindergarteners know about reading? Dick and Janetaught a lot of kids how to read, even though not every yard had a pony. We’ve come a long way with rich literature and real life writing. But there is a chasm […]

Stop the Summer Slide: Tricks to Keep Students Learning through the Summer

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The summer slide is not the latest dance fad among teens, but a term teachers use to describe how students tend to lose information during the summer months. Students are out of the classroom and “free” from the constraints of learning, yet if the goal of education of education is creating life-long learners, summer is […]

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