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Back to School With a Game Plan!

Education

Lesson: It’s back to school time!!! Yippie! As I previously mentioned in last year’s back to school article, I really enjoy the start of a new school year! It has always been so very exciting to me and I…

Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

Education

Happy Almost Spring! Lesson: This time of year usually brings about 2nd semester Parent-Teacher Conferences for most schools. Oftentimes conferences can be a bit uncomfortable for some, especially if there is an inclination of anything negative that has to…

Primary Greatness

Education

I recently finished reading a book titled Primary Greatness, The 12 Levers of Success by Stephen R. Covey. I am a pretty avid reader and I read all types of books that I would consider “good reads” but I…

Learning Through Everyday Activities

Education

Lesson:Although I try to do learning activities with my children on a regular basis, there are days that go by when there just isn’t time in the day for structured education time. I find that simple everyday tasks can…

Giving Purpose to Your Child’s Education

Education

Lesson:“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”–Nelson Mandela This has been a quote that has inspired me for years! As a younger student, school was just something that I had to do.…

Read to Learn: “How”

Education

Lesson: One of the greatest skills you can teach your child is how to research and figure out how to do things themselves. They learn to be more resourceful. This is a lesson that my mother taught me over…

Maximizing the Foundational Years

Education

Lesson:One of the most influential times in anyone’s life is his or her formative years. Children are very impressionable! Birth to third grade sets the foundation for a person’s physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional wellness. As an educator,…

Academic Audit of Your Home

Education

Lesson: I was recently looking through a book that I read years ago and I came across a note that I wrote myself in the margin. The note said, “be mindful of this when you have children and share…

Developing “Problem-Solvers”

Education

Lesson: Creating an environment for critical thinking is a go-to in schools right now. Colleges and corporations are reporting that students are entering college and the workplace with minimal problem solving skills. So to address this concern, most schools…