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When a student is a “bad fit” for a (charter) school

At the American Montessori Society conference last weekend, I sat in on a session about the increasing number of Montessori public and charter schools, which are a minority among Montessori schools–most Montessori schools are still private. This is of particular … Continue reading

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Montessori conference!

I spent some time last week at the American Montessori Conference here in Orlando. Lots of thought-provoking presentations and conversations! I’m still in the early stages of learning about Montessori philosophy and practice, but much of what I have seen … Continue reading

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A cool idea for building a better relationship with a particular student

At a training yesterday, a colleague shared an excellent idea for strengthening a relationship with a student–possibly a student you have had trouble connecting with previously. Two copies of a book Have the student pick out a book. Then, you … Continue reading

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Adults can calculate with fractions

Diane Ravitch’s blog recently posted a piece by a math teacher named Stephanie Sawyer who complains about the new Common Core math standards. I certainly have my own concerns about the Common Core (probably a topic for a separate post), … Continue reading

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Post City Year options (your input is wanted!)

My current position with City Year ends in June. I’m currently exploring post-City Year options, which City Year comically refers to as LACY (life after City Year). I have started collecting a (so far very incomplete) list of options for … Continue reading

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