Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times about redshirting. And they propose the right question in their opposition to the practice : "What approach gives children the greatest opportunity to learn?"
Another TED Talk, of course, on Studio Schools. I couldn't stop thinking about early childhood during this talk, and it was very relevant.
["Work and learning are integrated...you work by learning and you learn by working."]
I read this paper a few weeks ago because I came across it and it is very relevant to my work setting. Its a quick read and its an interesting one, asking of there is a place for commercial materials in schools, and if they should be considered "child interests" in an emergent curriculum. Read it here.
I miss Brussels a bit, and I was looking at the Turtlewings website again yesterday. So many wonderful ideas for a wide age range.
A good story: