Category Archives: Cognitive development

Easy Peasy Assessments – either Benchmark or Norm Based

You asked for easy assessments. You don’t want to think through the issues of validity and reliability. Hiring a professional would be great. Well will talk about that later. But what is a TEACHER to do, who has no time … Continue reading

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See you at the AAEYC Conference April 10 & 11

I will be speaking on Assessments at the upcoming AEYC Conference, April 10 & 11 at the ACC Eastview campus. Even experienced directors will find it worthwhile to come to hear what I have to say; I won’t say what … Continue reading

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Lower SES Students do Better in Private Schools

“Students in the lowest SES quartile who attended a private school in 8th grade were nearly four times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than students from the same quartile who attended a public school.” — Council for American … Continue reading

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New Summer School-Aged Program

Vacation Liberty School, a new program for your elementary aged summer program. It teaches the history of the founding of our nation in an interactive and fun way for ages 5-10, and runs about 20 hours. Founders visit. Games abound. … Continue reading

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Detox! Hydrate!

Detoxing, drainage, off loading toxicity is all the rage among the health-interested adults. I am not going to urge you try some de-toxing protocol on children, but I am going to remind that you pay how important it is to … Continue reading

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Promised list of resources for children's learning problems in Austin now posted.

Here is the promised to post resources in Austin for children with special learning needs .   This is not necessarily an exhaustive list, just the ones I know about. Please be invited to post your favorites too.  I do … Continue reading

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Reading for Better Brains

Thought you would like this article.  Some good ideas how to apply a good theoretical insight. braininsights Deborah McNelis @ @Teach_Preschool ~ Sorry.. Try it now! http://goo.gl/fb/pgj6Z Hope you had a fun day! 3 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

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Importance of Play

Here is another article, also urging play over kill-and-drill for preschoolers. http://braininsights.blogspot.com/2010/08/brain-fact-early-childhood-programs.html I am for hands-on, but I want to be clear that play is not aimless.  I would not urge aimless, non education  during school. “Drill and kill” may … Continue reading

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The Importance of Play

Depending upon where you are located, you may have parents who are overly concerned about academic achievment. Pushing two year olds! Spreadsheets for acheivement for children!  Bragging on worksheet! OH MY! Here is an article I thought you might find … Continue reading

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