This graphic to the right is solid gold: The difference between top reading scores and bottoming out could be just 20 minutes of daily reading. Via @KyleneBeers.
… Next up: This article was a standout, questioning the way we structure school and our attitudes about so-called failure: Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues ‘End Of Average. Via @anya1anya
Just a quote from my friend Robert Ward which gave me this top tweet with 24 engagements: “Kids do not need abundance of gifts, they need frequent bouts of undivided attention.” This is from @RewardingEdu‘s book A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents.
I have been reflecting and reflecting on what learned when I read Agatha Christie’s biography. Ten ideas about writing that helped make her great: What Agatha Christie taught me about novel writing . The most important one, I think, is that it’s clear she didn’t worry over revising or criticism too much.
This fine article about parenting an LD child through a crisis also has a kernel of wisdom about the unreasonableness of allowing oneself to be consumed by fear: Learning Disabled- Weathering The Storm Within … via
Finally, an old question in a new wineskin: To Extend the School Year/Day or not: That is the Question. via
To prevent this April post from running any later into May, that’s all I’ve got.