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I am both a teacher and a parent and found the best instruction I received on how to be a better teacher came from my own parenting experience. Parenting two children school-age children - one gifted child and one child with severe learning differences - opened my eyes and gave me an entirely new perspective on the effect that school can have on the home and the family. I became aware that some time-honored school policies and classroom practices do not truly work for children but can work against children and their efforts to achieve success in school. I also became aware of what a great challenge it can be to successfully parent children through their many years of school. I also developed strategies to help my own two children find their potential and achieve success in school. My teaching experience informed my parenting experience and my parenting experience had great impact on my teaching. I'm most interested in sharing what I've learned with parents of school-age children and eager to help families navigate their way through the process that is school. I want to help parents find solutions for the issues and problems posed by school. I want to help parents who are trying to help their children find success in school and to offer my advice and experience on how best to meet the challenges posed by the school experience.
Post in: Keeping it in the family March 31, 2014
The only generalization that can be made about private school is that it's usually quite expensive. Other than that to know what any private... More »
Post in: my son scores March 31, 2014
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Post in: Core Knowledge versus 21st Century Skills March 24, 2014
We've come to place the greatest emphasis on what we teach - not how we teach it. To me all the time, effort, energy and money spent on changing... More »
Post in: "common core" "opt out" March 24, 2014
I'm still not sure what all the fuss is over the new 'Common Core Curriculum' but it certainly is upsetting some people. I have never... More »
Post in: Sample Letter?? March 24, 2014
How soon do you want the records? If soon, the quickest way to get them might be to call the Principal and alert him that you are putting a request... More »
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