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Rick Ackerly



Educator, Speaker & Author



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Genius in Every Child: Encouraging Character, Curiosity, And Creativity In Children.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:13:31 +0000

Genius is not just about intelligence and aptitude, it’s also a word that embodies our inner soul, nature, or character. In this illuminating book, a former principal and father shares heartwarming stories and wise advice that offers a rare insight into children and the process of education. The Genius in Every Child celebrates the moments in the...

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The Genius in Children: Bringing out the best in your child.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:10:59 +0000

The stories and advice in his first book THE GENIUS IN CHILDREN reveal a rare wisdom about children and the process of education. The value of this experience to hundreds of children, parents, and teachers derives from the depth of his perception and the subtlety of his understanding. He offers perspective and guidance on a...

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For the latest content

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:40:22 +0000

I have two sites and post my articles about children, parenting and education on Geniusinchildren.org. feel free to subscribe to my other blog at http://feeds.feedburner.com/rickackerly/gic  

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Lost

Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:20:23 +0000

 A poem by David Wagoner Lost Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you,...

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1st Grade Teacher Shows How to Design an Instant Learning Organization

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:37:42 +0000

All human organizations need boundaries and consequences. People young and old need to know that there are social rules that will be followed and that those who treat the rules with contempt will be punished. At the same time a human organization needs to have a mission that inspires people to want to show up...

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Struggling Readers

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:08:44 +0000

I was one of those struggling readers. I didn’t become a reader until fifth grade. That puts me in league with two twenty-five-year-old single mothers whom Julie Pangrac of Project READ introduced me to. They told me their story of how they had been placed out of the regular classroom into special education early in their...

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Dana and His Mother: Two Agendas

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:37:16 +0000

Look who’s going on a journey Look who isn’t. For months before his first trip All eyes and ears, Dana gathered data, Taking statistics Like a data vacuum cleaner. Six weeks ago he tested his new apparatus for the first time. Now, all systems GO, he’s on his journey. Let the games begin. Does this...

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Creativity in Children: Parodies of The Scream

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:33:33 +0000

Imagination is more important than knowledge –Albert Einstein Art teacher Merry Lanker moved around the room reacting, commenting, helping fourth graders with their drawings, and drawing out the creativity in her students. On the smartboard in the front of the room was a photo of the Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” (1893). The assignment Ms. Lanker...

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Give Thanks for Children

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:43:41 +0000

  Do Not Underestimate Children. When you expect them to do great things, they will not disappoint you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.      

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What Are the Life Skills?

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:01:18 +0000

At dinner one evening in the fall of her high school sophomore year my daughter Lizzie said, “The new science teacher is not a good teacher. He just isn’t teaching right. I can’t understand what he is trying to do.” I said, “Well, you have to go talk to him, I guess.” “I couldn’t do that.”...

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