In listening to NPR this morning, a story out of St. Louis, MO, really caught my attention. Cobbler's Business Steps Up During Thrifty Times featured small business owner Jeff Lipson of Cobblestone Shoe Repair and shared how he is busier than ever due to people repairing their shoes that are damaged or worn out rather than automatically buying new shoes.
In reading my newest issue of Young Children Magazine (published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC) and today’s Democrat & Chronicle, two articles that touched upon the concepts of rewards and punishments in the classroom caught my attention.
Have you checked out the newest programming for kids on WXXI? Joining an already stellar line up of children's programming, Sid the Science Kid and Martha Speaks are quickly becoming favorites with young viewers (and adults too!).
When trying to settle on a blog topic, I normally try to focus on positive aspects or stories about education, parenting and kids. Often, my topic is influenced by current events, political activity that affects children or my own personal experiences. Today's blog was inspired by a quote that I encountered while reading a news article: "Today is a good day for the children, because this jury said loud and clearly that parents have a duty. ... It's not just what you do; it's what you don't do."
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