What is the ONE BIG ISSUE all parents are concerned about? Character! Parents want to raise responsible young people who are honest, kind, compassionate, determined, and resilient. Teachers want a classroom that is calm and respectful, one in which children feel safe and encouraged and can … [Read more...] about Character!
TOO SOON? WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO READ?
This is an article posted by Dr. Virginia Smith, EdD, in the Character First Education blog. http://characterfirsteducation.com/c/blog/3609947 I recently read an article on brain development in children that made me stop and think. We know a lot about brain development from psychologists such as … [Read more...] about TOO SOON? WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO READ?
Teach the Basics Well
This is an excerpt from “Upgrade” by K. Swanson. A good education will teach a child to read well and write well. A recent study, released by the National Institute for Literacy, found that about half of American adults were functionally illiterate, unable to read or comprehend at an eighth-grade … [Read more...] about Teach the Basics Well
What Constitute a Successful Education?
The following is an excerpt from “Upgrade”, a book written by K. Swanson. Character is the most basic constituent of an educational program. Without character, any other educational effort is an exercise in futility. But education is more than character. It extends into the cultivation of the … [Read more...] about What Constitute a Successful Education?
Prof. Jordan Peterson on Learning to Write Effectively
The Good Curriculum is based on writing. Students begin writing weekly essays in grade 4. This continues through grade 12. If a student writes all of the assigned essays, he or she will write about 800 essays. Students who do this will learn to write better than the vast majority of their … [Read more...] about Prof. Jordan Peterson on Learning to Write Effectively