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As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!

Why Do Some Children Thrive in Adversity and Others Fail

All adults are potential mentors. When a child reaches out to you, recognize the gesture and be there, ready, willing and able to provide support. Continue reading

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Learning Styles

It is important for parents to understand their child’s learning style not only to monitor the school’s program but to supplement it at home. Continue reading

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Make Good Use of Conferences

Learning is not a passive activity. Students should take part in Teacher Parent Conferences
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Learning from Other Age Groups

Eliminating age barriers gives our children more opportunity to understand and develop empathy. Continue reading

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College Admission Game

This  is the time of year when students begin to  learn  how successful they were at playing the college admission game.  They are   receiving  their  acceptance  and  rejection  letters  from colleges.   Many  students get into fine colleges but still  feel … Continue reading

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Standardized Testing — Helpful or Harmful

Standardized testing is a tool. The school community can analyze and target weaknesses. Testing should be a cause of alarm to students. Continue reading

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Instilling Solid Values

We need to create a generation of caring individuals. Children need to recognize fulfillment not only in personal development but in giving service and empathizing with their fellow citizens. Continue reading

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Chapter 9: Uniform Approach Noses Out Individuality

Each child enters the school system as a unique individual. Schools by the early introduction of workbooks, worksheets and other fill in the blank education quickly erase the individuality of the student. Continue reading

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Chapter 8: Two Year Diploma

  The Blog As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom! Two Year Diploma Posted on July 22, 2011 by Nancy Devlin, PhD Students need … Continue reading

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Chapter 7: Who Decided?

Why middle school? Why not k to 8? 9 to 12? Continue reading

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