Students do better in school when they know their basic facts to an automatic level. If your child has to first figure out the basic information, then that information is what occupies her working memory. For example, if aske... Read more
Here’s a simple and fun way to help your child become an awesome reader: Build a family “word of the day” bank.
Halfway through the school year is a perfect time to start this because it builds on skills ear... Read more
What was your favorite toy when you were a child? I love to ask my students this question. The students I teach have a specific language learning disability, and I can usually predict what they will answer to this question. M... Read more
Looking for a reason to make this coming weekend memorable for your child? Celebrate Dr. Seuss! March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Random House and the National Education Association (NEA) are urging adults to take time to... Read more
Students who struggle in school often have many areas where they need to improve. This is true whatever the age. I currently teach high school students who struggle with student skills, and it is unreasonable to expect them t... Read more
Looking for a quick, fun activity to help young students improve math skills? Start with a deck of playing cards!
Here is a simple, engaging, and fun game to increase your child’s mental math ability. Children in kinder... Read more
Parents of students in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade may be aware of using “nonsense” words in teaching phonics and reading. Many school districts are using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DI... Read more
Students who struggle in school often do not have the habits of successful students. Many of my students need reminders to do what other students do without thinking. You can help your child develop these “good student&... Read more
Some students enjoy playing sports and are talented in that arena. Studies suggest that students who participate in sports tend to do better in school. In some sports, kids learn what it means to commit to a team. In others, ... Read more
So your young elementary student is down with the flu, or a really bad cold.
SchoolFamily.com has an excellent article, Make School Sick Days Less Stressful, that offers wise advice in dealing with childhood sick days.
I thou... Read more