Re: “Who Controls the Reading List?”
September 9, 2009
The New York Times featured an article in the latest in a series on the “future of reading.” The article compares two schools of thought: one that lets children have complete discretion of the books they read; the other that dictates assigning children a set curriculum.
In the end, these two competing ideologies each have certain merit, and a combination of the two creates an atmosphere for success. When children are young, they need the involvement and guidance from the adults in their lives to help them find their “home run” books; books that tap into their curiosity and interest, stories where they care about the characters and what happens to them. Don’t miss the opportunity to be the person who hands a youngster the memorable books that will carry them into young adulthood.
September 8, 2009
No matter when the school year actually begins, Labor Day symbolizes Back to School. For me, the beginning of a new school year always brought both anticipation and excitement along with the daunting reality of new schedules and responsibilities for my children as well as for me. As much as I looked forward to my […]
August 17, 2009
I was talking with a friend the other night at a San Francisco Giants game and I found myself mesmerized by his stories about his favorite baseball players and their struggles to get to the big leagues. I was struck by how animated and involved he was in telling me about their perseverance, their obstacles, […]