Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
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
When a child is struggling in school, we have three choices for ways to help. We can remediate, accommodate, or teach the child to compensate.
If at all possible, we should fix the problem. The best example of this is a chi... Read more
Some students do well in school and others do not. Have you ever wondered why?
We are all different! When my husband and I travel in areas where we are not familiar (and when we do not have our GPS to guide us), it is bette... Read more
Teachers have first day of school "jitters" too!
Will I have enough crayons and pencils for everyone? Did I spell everyone’s name correctly? Do my students know how they are getting home...walking, taking the bus, going... Read more
Cell phones, Facebook, I-Touch, Xbox + students + parents… can they peacefully co-exist and survive the school year? How do we best teach our kids to manage technology distractions on school nights? Hmmm.
Did you ever ... Read more
Parents often ask, "How can I make homework less of a chore?"
As young children start Kindergarten or First Grade it’s the first time they have real homework. Very often the children are excited about homework because ... Read more
This past Monday night I chose to be the voice of my young students.
In front of school committee members, the superintendent, and 300 or so parents of my school community, I spoke on behalf of all East Providence elementary ... Read more
Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kn... Read more