Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
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
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