Category: educational

Read a Book. Ask a Question. Start a Conversation

Conventional wisdom has become so focused on the importance of reading to children that it has, to a large extent, ignored the critical component of the importance of talking with children about what they read. As important as it is

Children More Likely To Own a Mobile Phone Than a Book – Can This Be True?

A survey of 17,000 schoolchildren by the National Literacy Trust found that “85.5% of pupils had their own mobile phone, compared with 72.6% who had their own books,” the Telegraph reported. The disclosure follows the publication of a study which

A favorite poem by Ben Feinstein (7th grade)

If I were A color, I’d be white. Not a blank White, which is Empty and plain But a ready white. Ready to be Filled with imaginative Ideas, both colorful And creative. I would not be White for long though,

Myths & Facts About Children and Reading

Having just returned from a whirlwind book tour in Asia, I encountered similar concerns from parents and teachers about children and reading and thought “Myths & Facts’ might clear up some understandable, but incorrect assumptions about children and reading. In

Can you guess which children’s author fits the following description?

~ Began as a writer for advertisements for such products as Flitt, a bug spray repellant ~ First book was turned down 43 times before being published ~ Began writing political cartoons in 1941 because he/she was concerned that American


“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” Pablo Picasso A recent study confirms every modern parent’s fears: We’ve raised a whole new generation of gadget addicts. The Kaiser Family Foundation released a study that says “young people spend more

Parents or Teachers: Who influences your child success?

The Wall Street Journal ran an article about a new school called the Equity Project, “premised on the theory that excellent teachers—and not revolutionary technology, talented principals or small class size—are the critical ingredient for success.” The Michigan Department of

Great Minds Think Alike

Thank you Wall Street Journal for choosing The Arabian Nights in your column Masterpiece: Anatomy of a Classic. Abraham Lincoln said that “My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” so often


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