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Originally posted on Classroom as Microcosm:
When Paul Tough’s new book, How Children Succeed, arrived in my mailbox, I opened it with great anticipation.  I love Tough’s writing; his pieces on This American Life and in The New York Times have always impressed me with their warm, clear prose.  What’s more, last year, an excerpt from this…

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Every day, 19 WordPressers are featured on the Freshly Pressed section of And every day, many more wonder, “What do I have to do to get Freshly Pressed?” Well, it’s time to reveal what the folks who push the launch button are thinking. Each week, a member of…

Originally posted on write meg!:
High school senior and brilliant science student Kate Malone is nearly every parent’s dream — motivated, intelligent, organized, hard-working. Only the only parent she has around these days is her father, Rev. Malone, and he’s often too busy preaching to her to actually listen to her. And the only thing…

Originally posted on :
Okay, you got me. “Blog” is indeed a four-letter word. More on that later. Let’s talk about pencils. Smooth, shiny, six-sided stalks of serenity. A graphite core tucked away, hidden, enveloped in a cocoon of quiet promise. Pencils are patient. They don’t act as harbingers of deadlines, rather, they offer sustenance to…


Summer is almost over. In just about four weeks schools will reopen and a new semester will begin. The school plays a critical role in the special child’s holistic growth and development. Keep in mind that it is not a place where parents could leave off their responsibilities but rather, a place where they can … Continue reading

For the Love of Kids

Kids just have a way of perking me up despite a troubled day. So, here are cute snapshots that will hopefully lighten up your day, too. Nobody mess with him! Rock, roll and piss! Point, Focus and Click! Tired, sleepy but still adorable. ***pics courtesy of Photobucket and Pinterest

K-12: Boon or Bane?

Alright, the Aquino Administration had our best interests in mind when they concocted this new educational program. Before going on with my insights though, let’s first address what is the K-12 all about? The Inquirer states: “The K-12 model involves Kindergarten, six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grades 7 to … Continue reading

Special Education Guide in the Philippines

Speed to SPED. A playful, yet concise description of what today’s special education system in the Philippines badly needs. Yes, history has proven that we are almost always slow to act and react to any situation. As the foreigners would usually refer to Filipinos as “too relaxed and passive,” so is our take on the … Continue reading