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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
This guest blog post is by Gary Doi, retired school superintendent and founder/editor of A Hopeful Sign, a blog intended to "spread hope by sharing real-life stories of living-learning-leading."
Whoever first said that laught... Read more
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Taking academic risks and making mistakes are both essential to learning.
Recently, in my 1st grade class, we were w... Read more
If the teacher who recently presented an 8-year-old student with a special “Catastrophe Award,” which was delivered to the child in front of the child's entire 3rd grade class, thinks this was funny, I think the t... Read more
Recently, I read Nelson Lauver’s book, Most Unlikely to Succeed. The first part of the book was difficult for me to read. When Nelson was a child, he was abused by his teachers because he couldn’t read and do math... Read more
In preparation for my school’s annual “Reading Week,” I asked my 1st grade students to name their favorite kindergarten books, and tell me why they liked them. Their answers were impressive. Here are their t... Read more
|A "Synonym" is Not Something You Put on Toast!
Mar 20, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parent Involvement, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy
A few years ago, when I was introducing word categories to my 1st grade students, I asked if anyone knew what a “synonym” was. I called on one student who was enthusiastically waving his hand. “Oh yes... Read more
|Kindergarten Math: The Common Core Standards and 4 Geometry Activities
Mar 12, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, School Curriculum, Parent Involvement, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy
Math being taught in kindergarten classrooms today includes geometry as children learn about different geometric shapes.
This is due to the establishment of the Common Core Standards for Education, which was developed by the... Read more
|"Bully"—Documentary's Rating Creates Dilemma for Filmmakers, Parents, and Students
Mar 09, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys, Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Gay Students, Bullying
Have you heard about “Bully”?
If you haven’t, you will. And then you can decide if you'll take your kids to see it. "Bully" is a documentary film produced by the Weinstein Co., which tells t... Read more
|School District Signs Agreement to Prevent Bullying of Gay Teens
Mar 08, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys, Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Middle School, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Gay Students, Elementary School, Bullying
A public school district in Minnesota made news this week when officials there ended a federal investigation, and a civil lawsuit filed by six teenage students, by agreeing to a series of changes that will make schools ... Read more
|What Is a Language Learning Disability (LLD)?
Mar 06, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy
Language is more than the words we speak to one another. There are many parts of the language process and if all are working as expected, we give little thought to it. But if a person is struggling with language, they may hav... Read more