Decreasing Screen Time

Turning off devices is the key to developing healthy and active children. Year after year, I see an increase in children who are unable to focus in class, complete assigned tasks for more than 20 min., and sit still in the classroom. Not because it’s not engaging... Not because they’ve been diagnosed with a learning … Continue reading Decreasing Screen Time

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

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