Anyone Can Learn!

We recently watched the Pixar movie Ratatouille again and, as usual, our family enjoyed it immensely. The movie—the major theme of which is the motto Anyone Can Cook!—provides a positive message of encouragement and empowerment, along with a healthy dose of humor, dream-chasing, and vignettes on French cooking. As fun as it can be to […]

Raising Free-Range Kids

Lately I’ve been thinking more about when to hold my kids close and when to push them to take risks and try new things, enabling them to gain confidence and to experience different horizons. The author of Free-Range Kids, Lenore Skenazy, gained notoriety when she allowed her nine-year-old son Izzy to ride a subway home […]

Regressing Toward the Mean | HSLDA Blog

Regressing Toward the Mean

I remember being fascinated by the concept in statistics called “Regression toward the mean,” which involves the idea that extreme cases (of either exceptionally excellent or exceptionally dismal results) are usually mere outliers and will typically be followed up with more average and expected results. This means that a truly stellar performance does not necessarily […]

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