Help them figure it out

This picture that accompanies this post may look crazy to you, but it’s a strategy that helps someone focus.  I love to observe people. I catch some things that that the regular human eye may miss. Yesterday, while I was on set with my daughter, I observed that the director was writing in this tiny … Continue reading Help them figure it out

Effective Spelling Strategies​

Hey Village, By now, you've gotten into the groove of school and have some sort of routine set up.  I bet you are rocking it out! Even though you're doing an excellent job with your child, I wanted to send an email to assist you. If your child is in grades K-3rd, he/she is probably … Continue reading Effective Spelling Strategies​

Sight words & Reading

There is a push in lower grades for children to memorize the list of sight words that are comparable to their grade level.   Sight words are frequently used words in a text that students recognize instantly without sounding them out.  They account for about 75% of words that beginning readers see in a book, and … Continue reading Sight words & Reading

But, I don’t have the time…​

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world. How many times do you wake up in the morning with a checklist that's longer than the 24 hours you've been given? There doesn't seem like there are enough hours in the day to go to work, do homework with your children, drive … Continue reading But, I don’t have the 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