Weekend Links: Gifted Education, Tuition, Photos and More!

The Second Edition. September 2013.
The Second Edition of Beyond The Brochure. September 2013.

Analytical learning rather than rote memorization is a new trend in education. Really interesting piece about a the subject. Sometimes, this debate gets mistakenly discussed as traditional vs. progressive schools. (Newsweek/The Daily Beast)

 

How gifted education is interpreted at Steven S. Wise Elementary School (Launch Education Group)

 

Pasadena private schools and parents find ways to deal with tuition in the weak economy. This article is from 2010, but since there is very little coverage of private schools, its still helpful. Pasadena Private School Tuition: A Tuition Math Tutorial (Pasadena Weekly)

 

The vast majority of L.A. private elementary schools group kids by ability. The differences between schools tend to be how formal the groups are and whether they allow movement into the groups throughout the year. Grouping kids by ability is back. (NY Times blog)

 

Why Perfection Is Not Perfect. Encouraging failure is a good thing. For kids, recovery from failure encourages risk taking. (Psychology Today)

 

Here’s a cool new math app for iPad. Zorbit’s Math Adventures is for preschool and kindergarten age kids and looks super-fun.

 

At Club Mom Me "Moms Night Out" Loved the MommyJuice Wines!
At Club Mom Me “Moms Night Out” Loved the MommyJuice Wines! At Kidville Brentwood
Jill Smoker and Christina Simon at Club Mom Me event for launch of Jill's (Scary Mommy)new book, "Motherhood Comes Naturally and Other Vicious Lies' at Kidville Brentwood.
Jill Smoker and Christina Simon at Club Mom Me event for launch of Jill’s (Scary Mommy)new book, “Motherhood Comes Naturally and Other Vicious Lies’ at Kidville Brentwood.
Christina and Porcha at Children Mending Hearts event, Bel Air.
Christina and Porcha at Children Mending Hearts event, Bel Air.
With my daughter and Porcha. Supporting charity to raise money to send low-income kids to summer camp
With my daughter and Porcha. Supporting charity to raise money to send low-income kids to summer camp. Children Mending Hearts.
Christina with Nancy Redd, host, Huffington Post Live at Children Mending Hearts charity event.
Christina with Nancy Redd, host, Huffington Post Live, at Children Mending Hearts charity event.

 

 

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Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of a daughter (15) and a son (12) who attend Viewpoint School in Calabasas. I live in Coldwater Canyon with my family and a rescue pit bull, Cocoa. Contact me at csimon2007@gmail.com

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