Lessons from the Playground

I spend a lot of time on the playground.  Part of our school philosophy is that children learn through play and interaction with nature.  While I know this and believe it whole-heartedly from a child development perspective, I don’t always take the time to live that out myself.  I take …

Homework: To be or not to be, that is the question

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Homework.  The word elicits great fear and trembling from many children and parents I know.  As a student, my experience with homework was slightly irritating, but not painful.  As a teacher, homework seemed like a chore.  I was …