School Talk's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Posted by Lowell School on 12/24/17 2:25 PM

In 2017, debates about the role of the media in our democracy, demonstrations taking place across the country, and a magnificent solar eclipse traversing North America garnered headlines in national news. STEM remained a hot topic in education and ways to promote social emotional learning were in the spotlight.

Here are our most popular posts from the year—thanks to all who wrote, read, shared, and commented on them!

The Top 10 Posts

  1. Reflections on Children Participating in Demonstrations—Debbie and Charles frame the question about whether or not to include children in demonstrations this way: How do we help our children understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States of America in support of the values they hold most dear?
  2. Introverts and SchoolsBrian Stark reflects on ways teachers and parents can help introverted children thrive in school.
  3. Early Childhood STEM EducationStefania Rubino explains how STEM helps children form their understanding of the world around them and develop inquisitiveness, persistence, and independence.
  4. Relocating? How to Find the Right School for Your ChildLiz Yee offers tips for families who are looking for schools in a new community.
  5. DC Restaurants for the Whole FamilyWhen you need a break from cooking or the family just needs to get out of the house, here are some DC restaurants the whole family will enjoy. Tried, tested, and recommended by Lowell parents.
  6. Finding the Right KindergartenHere's what to think about when it is time for your child to begin elementary school.
  7. Building Information Literacy Skills in the Era of Fake NewsMiddle School librarian Melissa Hill offers suggestions for helping children discern fact from fiction.
  8. How to Get the Kids to School on TimeMornings are hectic. Lowell teachers and parents offer their best tips for getting the family out of the house with a minimum of stress.
  9. A Web of PrivilegeJason Novak reflects on using privilege and power to create positive change, honor and uphold individuality, and bring about equity and justice in schools.
  10. Parental Aspirations: On Raising Capable PreschoolersTara Sarathy interviews Lowell teachers for their best tips on helping preschoolers develop independence and responsibility.

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