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Frustration with homework or schoolwork or child with learning difficulties.

Teachers, Are you Sabotaging your Students–and Yourself?

February 21, 2020

“I know you hate this, but let’s plow through.” “I see lots of anxious faces out there.” “This is really hard.” I’ve heard many comments like these over the years. I’m sure I’ve said them as well.  Why? When we...

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The Key to Lessening Pressure AND Increasing Rigor

The Key to Lessening Pressure AND Increasing Rigor

January 10, 2016

David Aderhold, a superintendent in New Jersey recently put an end to HS mid-term and final exams in a well-intentioned attempt to ease pressure on increasingly anxious kids–pressure also discussed in this recent NY Times opinion piece and the film Race to Nowhere. Aderhold’s decision...

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