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Let’s Talk About Our New School Year: Part 2

In the first part of this series, I initiated a discussion regarding conceptual math instruction and the use of metacognitive techniques for the development of thinking skills.  As I approached this discussion, please know that I have a strong bias on this subject.  You see, I have been a strong supporter of conceptual based math instruction since the early 2000’s when, as a school district, Wamego initiated a K-12 math . . . read more

Let’s Talk About Our New School Year - Part 3

In last week’s articles, Mr. Conwell gave the “big picture” about American education and our long history with trying to improve math performance.   In this article, I want to explain some of the details in our switch to new math standards. Four years ago our state adopted new education standards – the . . . read more

2014 Parent Leadership Conference

The 2014 Parent Leadership Conference will be November 7 -8 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka, KS. Workshop topics will include fatherhood, advocacy, education, behavior management, and more. Free child care for children up to age 12 is available for those who pre-register. Registration information can be found . . . read more

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