Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Does your middle school child love birds, but then he gets frustrated when trying to identify them? Many children do. Unfortunately, field guides that help identify birds can be really hard to use, especially for children who... Read more
The National Common Core Standards are sequential skills from kindergarten through high school. They are comprehensive, purposeful instruction to promote student achievement in both English/language arts and mathematics. The... Read more
The sweetest words any mom will ever hear: “Mom, I’m so glad you told us NO when we were little, and you meant it!”
I did a complete double take when I heard them. We were in the car, and I may or may not h... Read more
Students who are labeled LD (learning disabled) struggle in school and feel like they are not smart. In fact, a lot of people believe this to be true. But, if you ask many highly successful adults about their school experienc... Read more
Reading is like playing an instrument: Without practice, you’ll get rusty.
Each summer, when my husband was a young boy in elementary school, my mother-in-law, Mimi, would find age appropriate books that would intere... Read more
I'd like to say thanks. And Happy Father’s Day
Thanks for being a great husband, dad, and all around great foot warmer.
I married you nearly 18 years ago for your humor and your Diet Coke addiction. (Well, n... Read more
How do we make memories?
There are many explanations for how memory works. Memory, however, is much more complicated than any one theory can explain. I have blogged before about memory strategies as well as several times abou... Read more
My 1st grade students and I were recently having a discussion about how much they have grown and learned this past school year.
I asked them if they remembered how they felt when they started 1st grade. Then, I asked them wha... Read more
“Mom, can I go to the movies with friends tonight?”
“Mom, I REALLY need this new mascara.”
“Mom, I need $450 for the band trip.” ($450!?!)
“Mom, these shoes are too cute. I must have... Read more
This guest blog post is by Rose Cafasso, a senior editor and the community manager at School Family Media, Inc.
I was so fascinated by the recent preschool toilet-training debate we had here on the site that I had to put on m... Read more