Children can appear to progress through their elementary education, outwardly demonstrating the conceptual, arithmetic framework necessary to tackle the algebra series, and then onto higher geometry and trigonometry, when, in fact, their incredibly talented and adaptable minds have simply stored enough information to perform adequately on standardized tests and homework during the school year. This […]
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Have you ever asked yourself: What am I telling my children about homework? What should I be saying to my children to help them understand the purpose of their homework? I have given it some thought. I hope my musings give you a little extra help with explaining why homework is important.
What’s the #1 question we are asked??? What preschools do you recommend? Moms want to know the options, where others send their kids — and why, and what educational philosophy those schools abide by. So, we compiled a list of schools across Tarrant County that are great options for your little ones. You’ll find a […]
Your kids are getting restless, anxiously awaiting Christmas break. But first, Christmas parties and teacher gifts. As a teacher myself, I will tell you that some of the sweetest things I have ever received were simple notes and cards communicating appreciation. I love my students, and it’s nice when I find that I am loved […]
It’s happened to all of us. You open your child’s take-home folder, and there it is: the form to sign up for a parent-teacher conference. Whether you are eagerly awaiting this conference or dreading it enough to have heart palpitations, I am going to fill you in on the inside secrets to help you make […]
Do you remember the old Charlie Brown specials? You know the scenes when the Peanuts are in class, and their teacher is talking. We in the audience hear, “Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah,” but all the Peanuts seem to understand what their teacher is saying in spite of our inability to understand her. Being dyslexic feels […]
This post is part of “Bully No More,” an editorial series hosted by the Fort Worth Moms Blog. Each morning, I walk into school with two sets of eyes: I am a mother and an educator. Because of these experiences, I know with certainty that parents and teachers often have two very different perspectives regarding […]