Posts tagged "character"

One Direction helps Junior High head in the Right Direction

One Direction,  if you haven’t heard of them by now, is the latest boy band mega- sensation, popular with tweens and teens. They earned their status by selling 15 million records worldwide last year. Educators at Cary Junior High produced a video lip-synching the band’s song, What Makes You Beautiful to help motivate their students... Read more »

Just How Does a Child Succeed?

Just How Does a Child Succeed?
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough was given to me as a Christmas present.   It’s no intriguing murder mystery or page turning historical fiction, but it is a perfect book for the “edu-geek”  like me (the one who would much rather pick up Psychology Today than Cosmo from the magazine rack.) Upon hearing the title,... Read more »
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