It’s boring My class is too hard I don’t like the teacher (teacher is mean) I’m not good at ________ (subject) I can’t concentrate in class Homework I never do good on exams, no matter how hard I try I get in trouble for talking in class I don’t like getting up early I’m interested in […]
As adults, we often push our children (and students) in an effort to assist them to attain what we know to be their full potential. We tell them that they “must” know/learn/achieve certain things in order to be able to be successful in the grown-up world. This advice often falls upon deaf ears. Very […]
If one wishes a subject to be taught with maximal effectiveness, he should: #1. Present it in its most interesting form. Find something about the subject matter that engages and holds the attention of the students at the appropriate age level. Correlate the subject to something they already know, admire or have strong interest in. Showcase […]
If one wishes a subject to be taught with maximal effectiveness, he should: #3. Teach it with minimal altitude (prestige). Any good teacher will tell you that teaching isn’t about showing off how smart you are or making sure that your students respect you because you have multiple degrees and they don’t. Teaching is about helping […]
It’s a basic concept we are familiar with, tackling tasks one step at a time, only progressing to the next thing once we have mastered the current step. It’s essentially Skill Building 101 and when done properly a solid foundation is built and competency is the ultimate result. Conversely, when a gradient has not been mastered and […]
A huge thank you to all of our supporters that came out to our Chipotle fundraiser! It was wonderful to see all of our friends and families and enjoy a meal together for a good cause!
As a classroom teacher for over 15 years there are some really basic things that you, as a parent, can do to help your kid in school. Feed Your Kid Make sure that your child has something to eat before they come to school in the morning. Some kids aren’t really interested in eating a […]