Comparing Educational Philosophies

Comparing Educational Philosophies

Feb 17

Written By: Ryan Rudnick Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia started in the town of the same name in northern italy.  the philosophy began with a group of parents who observed that their children’s education system was lacking some components that they found to be key.  since it’s start, Reggio has come to mean many different things to many different people and schools, so make sure to find out...

Education vs. Instruction

Education vs. Instruction

Feb 13

Written By: Ryan Rudnick You’ve all seen them one way or another.  You look at the school calendar and see “Teacher work day” or “inservice day.”  If you’re a kid when you see it, you get excited for a day off.  If you’re a parent, maybe you wonder what you’l do with your kids all day.  If you’re a teacher, well it depends… Anyway, as a teacher, I’ve attended tons...

Tiger Moms

Tiger Moms

Feb 13

Written By: Ryan Rudnick I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal by Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymm of the Tiger Mother,” a book discussing the differences between western and eastern parenting techniques.  She openly uses the stereotypes of the different cultural styles of parenting for comparison purposes and, using some personal examples, comes to the conclusion that the...