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Daily Archives: August 31, 2015

Fear and Loathing: How We Scare the Love of Learning Out of Our Children

Constant testing and emphasis on scores keeps students cautious at best and fearful at worst. Love withers in caution and dies in fear.

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Instead of Rewards and Punishment: How Children Can Learn to Problem-Solve to Restructure Their Own Learning and Behavior

“In a 2011 study that tracked nearly 1 million schoolchildren over six years, researchers at Texas A&M University found that kids suspended or expelled for minor offenses – from small-time scuffles to using phones or making out – were three times as likely as their peers to have contact with the juvenile justice system within a year of the punishment.   Read more »