Day 37 (of 186) sigh….kids today…..(will nobody think of the children?!) thanks to @pernilleripp @shareski @freerangekids & @jonhaidt

Day 37 (of 186) sigh….kids today…..(will nobody think of the children?!) thanks to @pernilleripp @shareski @freerangekids & @jonhaidt

Read two blogs that are worth reading and commentary on their own….both connect to school and society.  

The first by the amazing @pernilleripp on reading – specifically reading for content vs reading for synthesis (and my takeaway: why do teachers who promote programs like Accelerated Reader often not promote reading for pleasure on tablets?)

https://pernillesripp.com/2017/10/29/on-accelerated-reader-and-all-the-other-computer-programs/

The second was forwarded via @shareski 

And looks very directly at the nanny culture we are currently living in. In B.C. the “recommendation” as seen by our MCFD taking a family to task for riding a bus home without a parent seems to be 12 – so I’ve asked the question about our grade 2-6 ish kids who walk from school or bus to home without an adult supervisor….are we creating “the fragile generation”? Written by @freerangekids & @jonhaidt
http://reason.com/archives/2017/10/26/the-fragile-generation

These two thinkings have really activated my brain – and I need them to be shared!

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Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback
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