You are probably already working with a morning routine. I created one last year, when my girls were in Pre-K. This year, though, I’ve asked my daughters to get involved in creating a written Morning Schedule.
Having trouble getting out the door? Is helping with homework making you and your kid crazy? These resources will help you help your child learn at home.
It’s important for parents to communicate with teachers about our high expectations for our children’s schooling. Below is my list of expectations for all my child’s teachers.
Professional Development and Community Resources A list of free/low-cost professional development opportunities for schools interested in expanding their capacity in this work. Social Justice Professional Development Support for Bay Area Schools: SF-CESS (San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools) http://sfcess.org/ Offers professional development for teachers and administrators via iGroups, “individual inquiry group”, made up of […]
I recently became the proud mother of two middle school students. We all know the transition from elementary to middle school is a big one for kids. I’m realizing this transition is a big one for families too. With that in mind, I’m taking time to write down my experience in the hope that it will help other educators and parents can better partner with one another to ensure our kids success as they embark of the fun, stressful, exciting and crazy ride that is the middle school experience.
Access to quality summer learning shouldn’t depend on a family’s income or a internet access. What we can do to stop the “summer slide” for low-income families.
It turns out that loving your kids is not only important in raising healthy happy kids–it also makes them smarter! Here are ways you can show the LOVE to your kids.
I’m sharing a few tips for new parents on establishing a bedtime routine that gets your kids (and YOU!!!) to sleep!
This is the first in a series of posts on personal narrative and storytelling. Stay tuned for more posts on this theme! Wow! We all have a story to tell. Each and every one of us. Telling these stories is important. It matters… Our Stories Matter! Recently, I rediscovered StoryCorps, a great resource for teachers […]
According to new research on the brain, playing music helps us learn–one of many reasons to fight for high quality music instruction in ALL our schools.
We are moving away from two different types of instruction… one for low-performing students based on test-taking and memorization of facts and one for high-performing students where students learn to analyze and critique their own thinking.