Author Archives: Patricia Koh

Obama’s Race to the Top Goes to Kindergarten: Is standardized testing for 5-year-olds a good idea? – Slate Magazine

The point made in this article that “most 5-year-olds can’t read, are just learning to write their names, and have trouble sitting still”  may not be an accurate picture of what most 5 year olds that I’ve known over the … Continue reading

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An Insight Into Multiple Intelligence

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is best known for his theory on multiple intelligences. However, I am most impressed with his insights … Continue reading

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A Special Tribute to Mothers

When you thought I wasn’t looking Author: Unknown When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one.When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you feed … Continue reading

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ASCD CONFERENCE 2011 – MARCH 26 TO 28

I attended the ASCD 2011 Conference held in San Francisco this year and will be sharing some of my learning journey with you here. Look out for more. Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) … Continue reading

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Making A Difference

The Miracle Worker – Part 1/17 Helen’s Aunt: Oh, Katie, you know we all love Helen but surely you must see what an effect she is having on your household. All your time is given over to the girl. You … Continue reading

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A Time To Reflect

An inspiring poem by Helen Buckley, “The Little Boy” “Now,” said the teacher, “We are going to make flowers.” “Good!” thought the little boy. He liked to make beautiful ones with his pink and orange and blue crayons. But the teacher said “Wait!” … Continue reading

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Created For A Purpose – The Teacher

The Creation Of A Teacher A teacher was to be created and the angel who was assigned with the task knew that it was not going to be easy as teachers would touch the lives of so many impressionable young … Continue reading

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