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All the testing is done…now what?

I know that my former school is completing its standardized tests this coming week.  Then what?  There’s only a few weeks of school left and you and all of our … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Why do parents fear that using technology makes kids fat, dumb, and mean?

Apparently, watching TV isn’t what causes children to get fat.  It’s the food advertisements that make them want to eat!  So what do you do?  Discuss how these food advertisements … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Building Positive Teacher-Student Relationships

I know that this year is almost over, but we can still end on on a positive note! From weareteachers.com

April 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Understanding Your Child’s Anger

The first time your little one shows anger it just about floors you!  As a mother, I was floored. I was wondering where he learned how to do that?  Then … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Ways to Reduce Tension in Your Classroom

Since our country’s recent Presidential Election, there have been signs made, fights fought, jealousy among peers, marches in front of buildings, beatings, and other hurtful things among our students.  All of … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

How to Help Children (or yourself) With Anxiety

Are you afraid of spiders?  Is your child afraid of dogs or arriving late at a social situation?  Notice that the word “afraid” is consistent in both situations?  You know … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Who are our students anyway?

Twenty years ago we teachers and parents were concerned about how our children “felt about themselves” and being able to acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses.  We encouraged them to accept their … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Microaggressions? What are they?

Have you ever seen children “moving across the hallway” when a certain person walks down the hallway?  (Doesn’t that remind you of the parable about the Good Samaritan and all … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Are Children People?

Of course, they are!  But do they really feel like people or just ignored and/or tolerated? Here’s an article that was featured in the Reader’s Digest, September 1926 (yes, 1926) … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Can You Keep Your Cool When Your Students are Difficult?

It seemed that I had one or more difficult children each year that I taught in public schools or in private day care.  Most of them just needed to be … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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