Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Often I find myself asking, “What’s happened to basic good manners these days?”
Last week I was having a conversation with another teacher in our school corridor. As we were chatting, two students plow... Read more
Welcome to our first year of high school. My daughter is a freshman and has all honors classes, with promises of double homework. She also has piano, marching band (marching during home football games), and all the friends an... Read more
Memory is a complicated process. Most of us are familiar with short-term memory, the place where new information goes before it gets stored in long-term memory for later use. Most psychologists now agree that there is yet an... Read more
“Art is thought expressed through the hands.”
— Unknown author
Most young children are natural artists. Some of an infant’s earliest responses are to color, light and shapes. These responses help an in... Read more
The other day, an email arrived from my friend Cindy, with a link to an article in the Wall Street Journal. No, it wasn't about finding the best hedge fund manager or advice on what to do when the stock market takes another n... Read more
Every once in a blue moon, a rare thing happens. The stars align and a mom of 3 children is allowed to travel away from her kids, the chaos, and the never-ending car pools.
In fact it’s a delicate recipe of multiple ing... Read more
Many students do not know the best methods to use when studying for a test.
According to Jeffrey D. Karpicke, a researcher at Purdue University, a lot of students don't understand that they can't be looking at wha... Read more
Remember all the times you have gotten a song stuck in your head and it’s driven you crazy?
The reverse is true for young children. If you really want them to remember something, put it to music!
I have foun... Read more
This week, SchoolFamily.com presents a guest blog authored by Clare McIlwraith and Chris Whittington, a.k.a The Study Gurus. This dynamic duo specializes in teaching student how to study effectively. They share their years of... Read more
My fake Farah Fawcett wig is off to teachers who make a difference … kudos to teacher involvement in schools everywhere!
Three years ago, we experienced our first elementary “Halloween Carnival” at our curr... Read more