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Do French Moms Raise Better-Behaved Kids?

“As an American expat in Paris, Pamela Druckerman had a lot of adjusting to do. Kids the same age as her toddler daughter could sit still in restaurants without crayons, electronic devices and chicken nuggets. Parents reported their newborns slept through the night. And the mothers all seemed so calm and well groomed.”

What Italians Can Teach Us About Child-Rearing

In the U.S., does the village raise the child?

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101-Objects-Banner-970101 Objects that Made America

“We Americans have yet to really learn our antecedents,” Walt Whitman said, “and sort them, to unify them. They will be found ampler than is supposed, and in widely different sources.”

This month, Smithsonian released the 101 objects that shaped American culture. There will also be a four-part series released beginning November 25 called Seriously Amazing Objects on the Smithsonian Channel.

Sleepovers at Nainai’s Make Me Uneasy—Is it Culture or Me?

Why does this Canadian mom feel so uncomfortable with sleepovers at her Chinese mother-in-laws?

Culturally Responsive Teaching Matters!

“In 2000, Professor Geneva Gay wrote that culturally responsive teaching connects students’ cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already know. By embracing the sociocultural realities and histories of students through what is taught and how, culturally responsive teachers negotiate classrooms cultures with their students that reflect the communities where students develop and grow. This is no small matter because it requires that teachers transcend their own cultural biases and preferences to establish and develop patterns for learning and communicating that engage and sustain student participation and achievement.”

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