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!

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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The Person Your Child is Meant to be

Seven points to develop your child into the person he is meant to be. 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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Uniqueness

Diversity is to be encouraged, understood and accepted. All classroom can be structured to encourage the development of differences. Continue reading

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Your Child is Amazing

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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Are Tests For Learning Disabilities Valid?

Learning disabilites and testing to detect them has come under scrutiny lately because it seems to have gotten out of hand.  What started as a good idea became mired in bureaucratic regulations and laws to the point where the test … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – We’re Family

    Thanksgiving traditionally is the time for the whole  familyto get together.  Some members enjoy this, others do not.  In the movie,  “Home  for  the  Holidays”, one  family  member  says  to another: ” We don’t have to like each other.  … Continue reading

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