Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
“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
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
Yikes! No recess in all elementary schools in East Providence, Rhode Island? They can’t be serious!
This is the new directive teachers and parents are facing as we prepare for a new school year. As of September 8, 20... 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
I love the fact that the unstructured nature of summer gives kids a chance to explore, discover and experiment. When my kids were little they would spend hours in the woods in our backyard exploring, building, creating... Read more
Yippee. School's out. I have always been one of those mothers who prefers the unstructured nature of summer over the frenetic pace of the school year. That is, until my kids became tweens. Never is the term tween ... Read more
Often, at this time of year I see dramatic changes in classroom behavior and a child’s ability to stay focused and on task. I suspect that this is sometimes caused by seasonal allergies and the medications used to treat... Read more
What do Michele Obama, Rachel Ray and the Hidden Valley company have in common? (No this is not a joke!) The answer: They all want America's school lunches to get an extreme make-over! I thi... Read more
I want to share a chance remark, at a recent doctor’s appointment, that got me really thinking about American children and ADD/ADHD. At a routine medical check-up my Vitamin D levels were checked, and they came up a li... Read more
Part of the framework for early school success is a child's social and emotional development. A positive self-concept, appropriate self-control, and awareness of interacting with others will help your child learn. Play is a... Read more