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In tenth grade, my class had a group meeting with my high school’s college guidance counselor about SATs, ACTs, and the like. After being overloaded with information about scores and numbers, we were given pins that read “you are more than a test score.” Definitely a little cheesy, but these ... Read More
In my own experience, I have found that encouraging intuitive understanding in mathematics tends to overwhelm many students. They show little interest, often asking if they can just memorize it or learn a trick. While memorization presents an easy way to get a good score on a test or complete ... Read More
I read Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman, an American journalist raising her three children in Paris. In a clever and entertaining way, Druckerman discusses the differences between French and American parenting styles and her acculturation to French social norms. So why do French children seem to be so calm, ... Read More
As the saying goes, “children are the future”—but is there a way to predict what that future will look like? The children of today roughly fall under the category of “Generation Z”, those born from around the late 90’s to the early 2000’s (approximately 1994-2004). Educators at the Emerging Leaders ... Read More