Archive for February 24, 2012

Changing the Ratios in Education

For today’s topic, I want to take a broad view of education and slowly knock it down to the nuts and bolts in our homes.  As a former teacher, I’ve seen how things work.  Implementing the ideas I am presenting will give your child a decided advantage over his/her peers.

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Inventive Spelling

Happy Friday to all of you.  Today’s education blog is going to give you an inside look to what is going on in some schools around the country.  Unfortunately, it’s a trend which is not helping our children.  I believe when parents are informed- children will benefit so let’s dive in.

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Note of Apology

There has been a death in my family.  Therefore, I do not have an article ready.  Thank you for your understanding and I will check in again with you next Friday.

Best wishes to you,

Clayton Paul Thomas

At What Point Should Children Earn Recognition

We are living in an age where red pens are not allowed to be used by some teachers in schools because the ink gives the wrong message.  We are also living in a time when everyone on a youth sports team receives a trophy no matter the team’s record or the child’s contribution. Finally, we are living in a moment where teachers aren’t allowed to fail a child in some schools. I don’t have the definitive answer as to when recognition should be given.  That answer comes down to your core values as a parent.  What I can do though is to tell you how the best parents I have ever seen work with this issue and how your humble writer approaches the issue with his own children.

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