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The blessings of field trips

The blessings of field trips

  I think that “The Garden State” should be renamed “Land of Field Trips.” Here’s a small sampling of the field trips I took as a student and a Girl Scout in New Jersey: “Grease” on Broadway Museum of Natural History...
Get the word out: teachers are paid well

Get the word out: teachers are paid well

Did you know that people in the private sector with comparable SAT and GRE scores to teachers are paid less? The recent NY Times Room for Debate feature titled, “Are Teachers Overpaid?” asked whether this means that teachers are overpaid or if public...
Why I’m thankful for the La Cañada schools

Why I’m thankful for the La Cañada schools

  Several times a year, I talk to people who are wondering if they should move to La Cañada. Because they have young children, their biggest concern is finding the best educational opportunities for their kids. Despite my recent post about one particular teacher,...
How the science of attention is transforming our lives

How the science of attention is transforming our lives

Are you paying attention to the right things? You should definitely pay attention to Duke Professor Cathy Davidson, whose new book, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn, challenges our society to re-think...
What parents really want to tell teachers

What parents really want to tell teachers

Note: This post was written in response to Ron Clark’s CNN article, “What teachers really want to tell parents.” For 14 years, my children were blessed to attend highly-rated public schools. They had some teachers who inspired them and some...