Mastering Content or Meaningful Content

When planning a meaningful lesson, one of the first things you should ask yourself is, “What’s the end result and how can my students make a real-world connection after the lesson is finished?” There is a difference between mastering content and meaningful content. About a month ago, one of my students (at my tutoring center) … Continue reading Mastering Content or Meaningful Content

I’m sorry. I can’t help your child pass the GA Milestones Assessment.

Around this time of year, I receive a lot of phone calls from anxious parents who want to register their child for tutoring.  After explaining the services we offer, pricing, and how their child can benefit from our program, the parent asks, "Can you help my child pass the GA Milestones? He/She is in the … Continue reading I’m sorry. I can’t help your child pass the GA Milestones Assessment.

Build It + Write It

Please click on this free Build It + Write It resource to use as an activity in the areas of phonemic awareness and phonics.  After you download the activity, laminate it so that your child can write on it with a dry erase marker.  You can use magnetic letters, Bananagrams, or letters that you have in your … Continue reading Build It + Write It

Life-giving and life-changing

The totality of education isn't just about grades.  It's about being intentional and creating life-long learners that understand who they were called to be. One of the most stressful times in the school year for a parent is when report cards are released. Your heart is pounding nonstop, you start giving yourself a pep talk, … Continue reading Life-giving and life-changing

Reading VS Recall

As an educator, one of the hardest things to communicate to a parent is, “Your child has a deficit in,” especially when the parent is confident in the child’s ability to read. As a Reading Specialist, it’s my job to make sure I educate my parents about their child's deficit, and to empower and equip … Continue reading Reading VS Recall