As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!
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
Seven points to develop your child into the person he is meant to be. Continue reading
Diversity is to be encouraged, understood and accepted. All classroom can be structured to encourage the development of differences. Continue reading
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
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