Eliminating Bias in Holiday Education

When it comes to the holidays, many educators face the dilemma of exactly what to teach kids about the holiday. While teachers may have certain beliefs and traditions, teaching these in the classroom can cause controversy. The book Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olson Edwards can help teachers to understand some basic … [Read more...]

Rising Costs of Childhood Education

In the United States, the cost of childhood education has risen sharply over the last two decades. The Bureau of Labor statistics released this chart recently and it shows a startling depiction of the quickly rising costs involved in education. The median income is also shown in the chart for comparison. The information was compiled by the Bookings Institute. Basic … [Read more...]

Hands-On Learning

Many children have issues with learning in the typical classroom setting, and this is beginning to manifest in the increasing number of children being prescribed medications to promote calmness. While some may flourish from reading text and listening to lecture, others benefit more from hands-on learning styles. This subject is gaining attention and many schools are attempting … [Read more...]