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Building a better teacher is a topic on the minds of many educators and parents these days, and now it’s the title of a new book by Elizabeth Green. The subtitle, “How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone”) suggests a solution will be offered to a problem for which a number of solutions have already been tried. Her book highlights the huge gap between what the best teachers do and how what they do has been evaluated. Green’s view is that good teaching is the result of skill and can...

Posted Sep 2, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Every year about this time the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes me laugh my head off by estimating the cost of raising a child to the age of 18.

Posted Aug 26, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekA birthday is a big day for any child, and especially for kids 3 to 6. Yet busy parents can find it challenging to come up with creative ways to make a child’s birthday truly special.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Upon my return from Disney World this past week, I got the following actual query in an email from a co-worker: “How was Disney? I think it’s evil and hate it. But I hear some people love it.” And let’s face it, you can make a case for both...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Daryl Wayne Thornton and Robin Sheryl Thornton are happy to announce the marriage of their son, John Michael Thornton, to Janae Ellen Bailey, daughter of Kevin S. Bailey and Lesli, and Lisa Hergesheimer and Gregory Hand.

Posted Aug 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Erin Kistler and grandparents attend Grandparent U

Updated Aug 20, 2014 at 9:44 AM

My oldest son has moved out.I never thought I’d say that.Seemed as improbable as saying, “I won the lottery” or “The Jets won the Super Bowl” or my Poppa Max is asking for mayo on his hot pastrami.

Posted Aug 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

A familiar generational joke is one about a child coming home from school with a score of 98 on a test and the parent asks, “What happened to the other two points?” Grown children often use this as a description of critical parents who are...

Posted Aug 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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