Kindergarten is the new middle school! I’ve been struck lately by how serious kindergarten has become in the past decade. Gone are the fingerpaints, the blocks, the clay, the sandbox. Who has time for play when there is so much academic work to do? Yet that is just the thing – play is the […]
Kathreen Harrison is a public school teacher in Maine. She has a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. She has worked in a variety of schools in New York and Maine in a number of capacities – French teacher, gifted and talented teacher, elementary school teacher, and curriculum coordinator for island schools. She has lived in Maine for 20 years and has a particular interest in school reform.