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What questions should be asked during the 1st month of school?

As you’re getting to know your students this new school year, are you really getting to know them?  Not just how tall they are or do they speak reasonably acceptable … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Instruction on How to be a Good Loser

Do you have a child who is really a “bad loser?”  Competitive children instinctively just don’t want to ever lose. Now, add to that a child who is Autistic and … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Tolerance does not suspend moral judgement”

Thank about what this title says.  According to a recent post by Dr. Michele Borba, “While tolerance doesn’t call upon us to suspend moral judgment, it does require us to respect differences. … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Parents, It’s Time to STOP Undermining Our Kids’ Teachers!

Oh, did I love reading this post from Huff Post Parents Canada.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve observed parents “not being parents.”  Calling your child “bud,” “friend,” … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

40 Teacher Catchphrases You May Want to Use

Okay, parents!  Are you always saying the same motivational/challenging phrases to your children? Okay, teachers!  Are you always saying the same motivational/challenging phrases to your studemts? Steel these and use … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 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

Frustrated because students won’t complete assignments?

Even though my last years of teaching were only in 3rd grade, I still had students who wouldn’t complete homework or project assignments.  Of course, I “blamed” parents and their … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tough Questions for Little Kids?

“Take one moment each day for the next week and don’t answer for your small being, wait for their answer. See what happens and how it changes you both!” Dr. … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

10 Parenting Secrets that Boost Kids Character and Ethics

“Let’s play “Back to the Future” and pretend it’s twenty-five years from now. Your kids are grown and they’re healthy and happy. They’ve now come back for a family reunion. … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Helping Perfectionist Children Feel “Good Enough”

Quite a while ago, I featured an article about students who are “perfectionist” to a fault. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with encouraging children to do their best, of course. But … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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