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!

Dignified Junk Box for Creativity

Planning how to entertain your children during the summer takes some planning. Here are some ideas. Continue reading

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Make This Summer Happy and Productive

Summertime can be a productive, happy time or it can be destructive and boring. Continue reading

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Right Brain

Try training the right-brain. Continue reading

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Good Planning Makes for Good Cheer

Enjoy this time with your children. Plan activities and entertainment. Continue reading

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Homework Should Not Imitate School

  In  an  effort  to  prepare children  to  be  successful  in school,   parents  tend   to  follow the  school’s  curriculum.  Schools  function as they do in most cases because they are bound by certain constraints.   They are constrained by a  building,  … Continue reading

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Election Time — Educational Reform Time

Election time will be upon us. Many of the candidates try to make educational reform part of their platforms. Their dilemma is they do not know what to say. They know the problems, because their constituents tell them, but they … Continue reading

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Kindergarten

The teaching of reading and writing in kindergarten until recently was not permitted. Now we have tests to determine if children are ready for the kindergarten curriculum which includes reading and writing. Most school systems test children before they come … Continue reading

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