Posts belonging to Category Diversity

New Year Resolve—Three Priorities

Perhaps these words are familiar to you: “In 2009, the Program for International Students Assessment ranked U.S. students 17th in the world in science and 25th in math. Let’s change those numbers. Let’s invest in our teachers. Let’s inspire our students. Let’s solve this.” “Let’s solve this” is an ad campaign and educational initiative of […]

Holiday Season—Lily and Isaiah Count the Days

Opening an Advent Calendar is a tradition in our household and yesterday, December 1st, was the day to begin taking turns for 5-year-old Lily and 10-year-old Isaiah. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on the blog site, click “Post a Comment” or the word […]

“Children Full of Life”

I want to recommend an eye- and heart-opening visit to an amazing teacher’s classroom.You can visit Toshiro Kanamori’s fourth grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, Japan, northwest of Tokyo, by watching a DVD called “Children-Full-of-Life.” JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on […]

The President’s Pep Talk

The room was still as the diverse group of ten- and eleven-year-olds waited for the President to come on stage. They seemed interested in the goings-on in the energetic high school audience and applauded when the President appeared, right along with the high school students. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your […]

The Developmental Journey Journals

As a new feature ot the Yardsticks blog this year, I’ll be highlighting the developmental journeys of the same two young children once each month. My goal is to share some true-life examples of children’s passages through a single school year within the context of the developmental expectations you can read about in my book […]

“Yardsticks International”

Since the first edition of Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom, Ages 4-14, was published thirteen years ago, it has captured the interest of educators in other countries and been translated into Mandarin Chinese and Arabic, and pamphlets based on the book have been translated into Spanish (www.responsiveclassroom.org/bookstore). JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or […]

The New Yorker’s Obama Cover

Lest there be any mistake about the fact that the children are watching carefully, our soon-to-be-four-year-old granddaughter told us the story the other night at the dinner table about a boxing poster she had seen in Boston of two women fighters, their bodies covered with blood, wondering how they “got so hurted when they were […]

Cultural Equity Issues in Education – Part 3

If you are an African American educator or teaching in a predominately African American school, it would be great for you to post a comment to this blog! JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on the blog site, click “Post a Comment” or the […]