Friday, February 5, 2016

Something to think about…


“It is an annoying inconvenience that children differ one from another, and that each child herself or himself significantly "changes" from year to year, indeed month to month. Every attentive parent knows this. No stretch of the typical human's years is fraught with so much churning as adolescence. School policy must both honor this (these roiling kids are wonderfully teachable and deserve the demanding best) and guard against premature or rigid characterizations of students (pigeonholing by superficial assessment). To pretend that every child of a certain age or grade can perform in a consistent manner in a single assessment device is to deny reality - as well as decades of serious research.” (Sizer, 2001)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

GEA Tax Cap etc 1 21 16

On January 20th, I was interviewed by News12 LI and asked to comment on the Governor's proposed budget and the setting of the tax cap for next year's budget.  Because of the time constraints that TV stations have, my explanation was not included in the story.  You'll find the full story below.  I welcome your comments and questions.  Dr. Rella


Story Time with Dr. Rella - 1/21/16 - HOORAY for WODNEY WAT

Friday, January 15, 2016


ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL DOESN'T WORK

Something to think about…

Any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development.  (Jerome Bruner, 1960).


Bruner’s words are as true today as they were when he wrote them.  Every child is unique.  Children learn in different ways – at different rates.  The “ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL” approach doesn’t work – in selling shoes or clothing - or in education.  As educators, our job is to meet every child where they are and help them grow and learn from that starting point.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Story Time - 1/14 - DOOBY DOOBY MOO

Here's our first Story Time.  This week, it's for Clinton and Norwood.  I had a lot of fun doing it!

Next week, the story will be for Boyle and Terryville.  We'll keep doing this every Thursday for the remainder of the school year. If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, you can leave them right here on the blog.

Just click on the button below that says - "NO COMMENTS/1 COMMENT" (or 2 or 3) and you can leave a comment.  I know it doesn't make sense -but trust me - it works!!!