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!

MAKING THE SCHOOL BUILDING AN EDUCATIONAL ENTERPRISE

A twelve month school year has the potential for bringing about major changes in the educational system. Buildings and materials will be more fully utilized. The grade system could be abandoned and education would be based on mastery of subject material. Continue reading

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Chapter 5: The Role of Administrators in the School

There should be a professional leader and an administrative leader. Continue reading

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Chapter 4: Teacher Tenure

Teacher tenure laws are coming under close scrutiny, usually not in a pleasant way.  One headline read: “When teachers should be expelled from class.”  “New hope for getting rid of bad apples”.  The assumption seems to be that tenure permits … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 How Does Your School System Evaluate Its Teachers

Children will suffer the consequences of poor teaching if less capable teachers are hired. The flawed recruitment process is the blame. Continue reading

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Chapter 2: Attracting Competent Teachers

Teaching should not be a dead end job but a profession with rewards and advancement. Continue reading

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Chapter 1: Innovative Solutions for Education Reform, Teaching is a Profession

It is critical that education reform happens NOW. I will be printing chapters of my book, “Cassandra’s Classroom: Innovative Solutions for Education Refor. Continue reading

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Parents and Day Care Workers Cannot Do It Alone

We must provide quality day care for all children not just those who can afford it. Continue reading

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Education in Japan and China

Japan is a very competitive society. Children as young as two are enrolled in cram school. Continue reading

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Childhood is a Journey

Instead of overprogramming children to five them the best, parents might consider more free time and more time for children to develop at their own ace, not only to be themselves but to frind out who they are and to develop interests and personalities. Continue reading

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Life Long Learners

Children can be divided into groups according to learning style and rate of learning when teaching a skill, then brought together as a group when using the skill as a tool for learning. Continue reading

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