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Category Archives: character traits

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

“A Man’s Character Should Control” what he has conceived

I just saw this quoted in a movie about Thomas Edison. This is the quote: “What a man’s mind can conceive, a man’s character can control.” Think about it. We’ve … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Best APPs For Students, Parents, Teachers in Education

I just found this website that contains hundreds of apps for children, parents, and teachers.  I have never seen such a list before!  Thank you, Katie Williams for publishing this … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Individual Students Responsible for their Own Success?

The answer is yes!  During the last 5 years of my teaching 3rd grade, I required my students to analyze their own test data to help them understand their responsibility … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment