Some thoughts on education

>> Encouraging Literacy Among American Youth <<

I don’t want to give anything away, but the basic premise of the article is that a teacher allowed her students to come up with an alternative to time-out for not finishing a reading assignment on time, and they decided on the punishment of having classmates draw on their faces with markers.  Apparently, parents were not amused.  I might have laughed out loud while reading this…

And while we’re on the topic of education and child development, here’re some articles I thought I’d throw in.

>> Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years <<

>> Born to Be Bright: Is There a Gene for Learning? <<

>> Why Kids Should Learn Cursive (and Math Facts and Word Roots) <<

– Sandra

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