Tag Archives: Education

Spirituality Without Religion

The LA Times is reporting on a “Spirituality for Kids” curriculum being presented in some Los Angeles public schools.   ‘Spirituality for Kids’ is not religious,” said Karen Timko, who is in charge of elementary counselors for the Los Angeles Unified School District and has included the group in a resource fair for counselors. “It’s tools …

Study Suggests Math Teachers Scrap Balls and Slices – New York Times

This reminds me of so many other untested beliefs. Parents and teachers have been of the opinion lately that students will understand math better using real-world objects to illustrate abstract concepts. Research now suggests this is wrong. “The motivation behind this research was to examine a very widespread belief about the teaching of mathematics, namely …