Summer vacation should be just that. It should be time for students to relax and enjoy life without worrying about school. This is especially true for those who find school difficult and exhausting. On the other hand, summer ... Read more
End-of-the-year progress reports usually come home on the last day of school. This often leaves parents with unanswered questions about what the report really means. Parents may wonder just how well prepared their young child... Read more
Last week, I wrote about grades and what they really mean. Do they really reflect actual learning? Teacher Ron Simmons tells a story in his math classes at Hilton Head Prep School. He shares this with his math students when t... Read more
Understanding basic addition and subtraction facts provides a tremendous advantage to kindergarten and 1st grade students.
The more a young child can quickly and accurately make addition and subtraction combinations mentally... Read more
Who else seriously needs a break…from summer break?!
We’ve had a “goodncrazy” summer, filled with road trips, air trips, summer camps, camping-camps, and very little home time.
Parents always worry a... Read more
I was reading an article about the state of special education in American schools. There was a statement in the article that essentially said that schools “value the process over the outcome.” I began to wonder wh... Read more