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.