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Arts + Letters

The Boy Who Lived in a Library

StoryCorp’s video memoir of Ronald Clark, who grew up living in the Washington Height’s public library, will make you yearn…
Arts + Letters

Shel Silverstein’s “simple secret of lasting love”

Love ain’t no missing piece to be found. I adored reading this book to my son when he was younger.…
Assessment

Howard Gardner On the Limits of Assessments

I loved hearing Howard Gardner describe the limits of assessments, a kind warning to parents and the public to let…
Family

This 1950 Instructional Film on “Dining Together” Might Just Save Your Thanksgiving

I don’t know who made these films, but there are many of them online.  Called “instructional” or “educational” films, you can…
Administrators

Teacher Suspended for Giving Birth to Child! (In 1913, but Still.)

Education is one of the fields that looks today a lot like it did a century ago.  (Though, I will…
Family

Maurice Sendak’s Thoughts on Childhood Might Make You a Better Teacher and Parent

The author of Where the Wild Things Are talks about childhood–it’s real, raw, and truer than I’ve ever admitted.  As…
Arts + Letters

No Matter How It Arrives

Only later, at home, on the wooden bed we shared, did Mama weep. It did not matter that other aunts…
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