The cover story for Newsday, July 8, 2018, was entitled Debate on Homework: Parents and Educators Across LI React to Long Beach Decision to Eliminate Traditional Studies. I was very interested to see how Long Beach was going to roll out their no-homework policy for kindergarten through third grade and to understand why they want … Continue reading Is Homework Necessary?
Just imagine a child’s excitement when he is ready to begin school. Perhaps he watched cartoons and children’s shows depicting fun-filled school days filled with learning and activities, listened to his friends, parents, and siblings talk about school, and watched the school bus pick up children on the block. And now the time has come … Continue reading Failing Students or Failing Schools?
My husband and I have been taking ballroom dance lessons for quite some time. We began with a set of introductory lessons through a very popular franchised studio. New students usually are given the newest instructors, and we were no different. Our first instructor was actually an advanced student at the school who decided to … Continue reading Good Teaching is Good Teaching