Dear Kiddo, How’re things going today? Good? Hope so. You seem good. I just picked you up from school a couple hours ago, and you told me you had a great day – you kicked butt on the high jump in P.E., you feel confident about the math test you took, and you and your MORE »
School & Learning
First, go watch this short clip. Right now, you will have one of two reactions. Either complete indifference because you agree that children are not part of their family, but are a shared resource which must be nurtured and properly guided for the good of our community, or irritation ranging from a mild unease at MORE »
I started college in the fall of 1981, attending a small, private liberal arts university in Indiana. I had gone to a private high school, one that was designed to be a college prep school, so I was ready for the challenges I faced my freshman year. What took me by surprise was how unprepared MORE »
I wrote a post about how my son took his little sister to the annual father/daughter dance at her school. It just happened to work out for him to take her, but I was prepared to occupy my daughter with alternative activities had she not been able to go. And last year I wrote a MORE »
Jennifer Marcotte posted an open letter to teachers on Monday. It was just a kind gesture to express the thanks she feels they often go without. People liked it, and shared it. Read it here.
One of the most effective ways to improve grades is to instill strong study habits. Click for 14 ways to establish an effective and encouraging routine your kids will actually enjoy.
I have a lot to say about education. So much, in fact, that I’ve gotten to the point where I feel like some of what I’m responding to people is simply a repeat of previous advice I’ve given. Therefore, it occurs to me that there are a lot of families who have the same questions MORE »
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