Discipline and Punishment in the Second Grade

I thought I knew what discipline meant. The Latin root is disciplina which encompasses education, training and order. Tufts says that disciplina is¬†instruction, tuition, teaching, training, and education and I’d always known discipline to be a benign word, positive even as it relates to children and education. Unfortunately I was wrong. You see, when I … Read more

Just One Of the 738 Reasons I Love My Kids’ School

It’s back to school night tonight and K-3 doesn’t have homework. Alexander is thrilled, and I don’t blame him. Jane was telling me she loves her fifth Grade teacher because she, “deals in reality”. Reality means that you can check your math with a calculator (they exist in the real world), many tests will be … Read more