Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
My last blog (about skills versus intelligence) mentioned that some parents and teachers think children are not trying when in reality they are working very hard. It is a concern that I have for struggling students, because j... Read more
Are your kids sniffling and sneezing already this school year? Yep, cold and flu season is upon us. You'll be happy to know that we just launched a new Healthy School Kids page that provides practical tips, tools and insight ... Read more
“School is more demanding for my kids than it was when I went to school.” How many times have you said this or heard this said?
Kids need to be at their best in order to do well and enjoy school. It seems that nev... Read more
Many students who struggle in school are called “lazy and dumb” by their peers and at some times even by a teacher or parent! This is extremely hurtful and unnecessary.
First of all, you cannot always tell whethe... Read more
“How can I help my child become more independent?” This was one of many great questions parents asked at our recent “Meet the Teacher” night at my school.
Here are five simple tips to help ... Read more
The first year we had a girl’s softball team at the school where I teach, one of the girls on the team was very athletic. She could throw and hit the ball well, and she could run very fast. In the first game of the se... Read more
Parents want to give their Kindergarten or First Grade child a "jump start" for reading and math success, but are often overwhelmed on how to do it!
Experience has taught me that there are three main skills to master. This s... Read more
When a child struggles in school, their parents experience a range of emotions -- frustration, anger, hopelessness, and guilt.
In the beginning, we feel the problems in school have to be because the child is not trying. We fu... Read more
Establishing and maintaining simple routines can make getting ready in the morning and the entire school year run smoothly. Here are five simple tips to get your Kindergarten or First Grade child in a "ready-to-learn" routin... Read more
One of my all-time favorite quotes that I have passed along to my kids is:
"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ~Thomas Edison
I think it's important for our kids to know that in school... Read more