Archive for March, 2012

Remember the Buzz on Early Childhood Education?

  It seemed, two years ago, that everyone was talking about the importance of teaching children in their first years. Recent news from the New York area suggests that early childhood programs could be cut soon. In brighter news, an organization …

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A Teacher’s Story: From Bridgeport to Harvard

  Here is a video I came across while doing some research on the achievement gap in Connecticut and efforts to make change in this state. Maria Zambrano, Executive Director of Excel Bridgeport, tells her story about going from the …

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Tutor Marketing Tips: Advice for Expanding Your Tutoring Business

If you’re a tutor, you’re a business person. That means your tutoring endeavors will be subject to the same rules that spell success or failure for any other business. And in today’s technology-saturated world, utilizing social networking has become indispensible …

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What Does the SAT Really Measure?

According to many, it measures the income of the household in which one grows up. What does this tell us about our higher education system? This image comes from the blog of best-selling author Dan Pink. -Stacie Vos

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The Tipping Point: Reading Skills and Drop-out Rates

by Stacie Vos I mentioned recently a debate about whether or not children behind in reading should be held back automatically. I came across an interesting blog and article on the links between reading and drop-out rates. A highlight from …

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Can Emotions be Taught?

According to a group of successful researchers at Yale University, the answer is yes. Additionally, emotions must be taught in order for schools to function. Check out this website, an introduction to the RULER Approach: http://therulerapproach.org/index.php/ruler-on-bullying/

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Minds in Motion

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 BEDFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 88 NORTH AVENUE WESTPORT, CT 06880 12:00-12:30 p.m. Check-in; 1:00- 4:00 p.m. Program   From rocketry to robotics, animals to animation, and origami to organic farming, Minds in Motion provides opportunities for children …

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The Cockroach and Neuroscience

From Ted Ed By dissecting a cockroach … yes, live on stage … TED Fellow and neuroscientist Greg Gage shows how brains receive and deliver electric impulses — and how legs can respond. This talk comes from the TED-Ed project. …

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The 49%: Public Schools Under Threat

by Stacie Vos Have you heard about the parent trigger law? It is a law that has been considered in over 20 states that allows 51% of the parents of a school population to deem it ineffective and make it …

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Charter Schools: Success or Segregation?

by Stacie Vos   Lauded for providing opportunities for low-income minority students, many criticize charters for drawing resources away from the public schools their students would have attended if they hadn’t “won the lottery.” In the name of civil rights, …

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