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Out of the Mouths of Babes (even in 1934)

Children are children, even in 1934!  Yes, I said 1934!  Here are some examples of wit and wisdom out of classrooms in 1934 that were submitted to Reader’s Digest and … Continue reading

April 12, 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

Are ADHD Meds Making Your Child Shorter?

Do you have a child/student who is being treated for ADD/ADHD?  I have taught a bunch of children who were taking various kinds of meds for the ADD/ADHD and the … Continue reading

March 27, 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

Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree. I just saw the results of research performed … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Parents as Servant Leaders

Have you ever wondered how you can teach your children to be servants and encouragers of others? Bottom line?  They need to see you being a servant leader.  If you’re … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

Are We Asking Stupid Questions?

Now that I have your attention…As teachers and/or parents, are we asking questions that really don’t allow for inquiry or research based answers?   I know that I often ask … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writing Friendly Letters for Lower Elementary Students

We know how many students are using email and Word to write and correct their letters.  So, why even teach how to write letters in the “old fashioned way?” “Nothing … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

6 Ways Students are Braver than We Give Them Credit For

Have you ever taught a child whose mother has just left her family to return to her homeland and does that on the exact morning that my student has to … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is God in Your Classroom?

He is if you’re one of His children.  If you’re a loving and caring teacher, like most of us are, then it can be said that God could be using … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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