This, That and Character

This, That and Character

THIS:  The headlines: COVID-19 and learning loss—disparities grow and students need help School closures have failed America’s children  School closures having “calamitous” impact on kids and parents Families of children with special needs are suing in several states Why children suffer more violence amid COVID-19 Bellwether Education Partners note because of the pandemic ”that for…Read More >>

A “KEG” for Home, School and Classroom

A “KEG” for Home, School and Classroom

Watching the Super Bowl commercials, I noticed lots of kegs of beer images.  So, I looked up the definition.  “A keg is a small barrel.  Traditionally, a wooden keg is made by a cooper and used to transport items such as nails, gunpowder, and a variety of liquids.”  (Wikipedia) I noticed that “keg” had three…Read More >>

In Defense of Nonacademic Skills

In Defense of Nonacademic Skills

Experts, teachers and students have said that including non-academic factors into grades and not giving students second chances to learn or make progress can contribute to unfair disparities in grades.  —SDUSD MY STORY The pressure was on.  If things worked out, I would be the first child in our family’s history headed on the road…Read More >>

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