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Are you thinking about homeschooling?

There are so many advantages to home schooling your children.  Independent study allows your child to advance at his/her level of competency, flexible schedules, opportunities for educational field trips, so … Continue reading

May 9, 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

5 Ways Reading Helps Increase Standardized Test Scores

Being a teacher from “old school,” I’ve always known that once a child begins to read for enjoyment and then for learning, their test scores will automatically rise.  It just … Continue reading

December 30, 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

60 After School Questions to Get Your Child Talking

Are you at a loss about how to get your child (young or older) to talk about their day at school?  When you try to begin discussion, the answer you … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why did the Department of Education got established?

#NCLB – #Department of Education – President Carter – Federal Bureaucracy – Andrew Johnson – all of these people and laws have been controversial and, yet necessary, for the population … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Independent Learner? – The Truth and the Wonder

One of our long ago friends, has  a wonderful blog for Homeschooling Parents.  It’s also useful for teachers in a regular classroom.  Lea Ann’s latest blog is about what is … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tech Zombie Symdrome?

Are you having trouble falling asleep almost every night?  Here’s an article that I just saw on Linkedin about the blue lights we have on almost every tech device “known … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

52 Character Building Thoughts for Children

Parents and teachers:  here are 52 wonderful character building thoughts and discussion points you can use with your children and students during a Social Studies lesson or discussion.  They’re also … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

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