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The Nation Article on Avoiding Fake News From Bangkok

I read this article when teaching a class in Bangkok for the USAID. I enjoyed reading the English version of the papers in the hotel lobby. This column in the The Nation by Suthichai Yoon started with: Thais got a taste of what “fake” news can do to you recently when Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm. Continue reading

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Fake News Confronted by Educators and World Wide Newspapers.

Schools are teaching their students to investigate the news they read Continue reading

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Today’s Exhausted Superkids–the Value of Sleep

The following is an opinion piece that appeared in the New York times written by Frank Bruni: Today’s Exhausted Superkids. “There are several passages in the new book “Overloaded and Underprepared” that fill me with sadness for American high school students, the most driven of whom are forever in search of a competitive edge. Some use stimulants like Adderall. Some cheat.

But the part of the book that somehow got to me most was about sleep.”
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Excellent Hints to Encourage Children

Head Start listed some excellent hints for teachers to encourage children. Good for teachers and parents for children of all ages.   I think some of them are good for co-workers, managers and spouses as well! Head Start Teacher Tips

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Summer Speed Readers Soar with Less Stress and More Success!

“I was very skeptical of this class at first, but by the end of the first day I was very excited to learn and grow. This class taught me so much more than I ever expected and I know this … Continue reading

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Girl Power! Women’s History Month

Girl Power! This is  a blog from Reading is Fundamental to celebrate International Women’s Day. “Each year, Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions of women, weaving their stories into our nation’s history. With the books below, you can go one step … Continue reading

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Celebrating Read Across America

“The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.“–Dr. Seuss I am re-blogging this from a few years ago because March is National Reading Month and Saturday, March 2nd … Continue reading

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