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Beat the Summer Doldrums

All opinions expressed are solely my own and I was not compensated for any statement made here. Summer is in full swing, so much so that we may already be approaching that time of the season where parents begin to steal glances at their calendar and tick off the days until school starts again. The pressure to […]

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To the Graduates: Big and Small

Two years ago, my family experienced what I will always refer to as “the most emotional school year ever.”  My oldest child was a senior in high school, and my youngest was in kindergarten.  Then there was the middle child who provided adolescent emotions of her own to the mix (stories for another day!).  That […]

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Thank You, Teachers

Last night, I set my alarm, giving me enough time to wake up and get everyone together and out the door. I was always taught early is on time, and on time is late. Thank you, teachers, for teaching me the value of time. I sang some nursery rhymes, and the alphabet with our son […]

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In Defense of the No-Homework Policy

My friend and fellow NWAMB contributor recently wrote a great article about the no-homework policy many elementary schools have adopted. She is a high school teacher who sees how years of no homework throughout elementary school adversely effects her students. She mentions the lack of “grit” that she sees in her students, and feels that […]

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