Do you feel yourself glaze over and needing an adult beverage whenever you hear whispers (and shouts) of virtual, virtual-hybrid and homeschooling? What does that even look like? Here’s a quick cheat sheet on the terms along with a few tips for making whatever you choose work. So grab a beverage and read on.

Every family is different therefore what will work best for your family may not be someone else’s first choice. Embrace being flexible. You will get through this and have the opportunity to model empathy, perseverance, patience and flexible thinking for your children.

I was a teacher in the school closest to the towers on 9/11. Here is what I learned from that tragedy that helps me as an educator and as a parent …

I was a teacher in one of the five schools closest to the twin towers. 9/11 had been my second day teaching at PS 89. I was a teacher in the school closest to the towers on 9/11. Here is what I learned from that tragedy that helps me as an educator and as aContinue reading “I was a teacher in the school closest to the towers on 9/11. Here is what I learned from that tragedy that helps me as an educator and as a parent …”

I was a teacher in the school closest to the towers on 9/11. Here is what I learned from that tragedy that helps me as an educator and as a parent during COVID.

I was a teacher in one of the five schools closest to the twin towers. 9/11 had been my second day teaching at PS 89.

Author Study

An author study is a great way to deepen a child’s love of books in addition to teaching them critical thinking and literary analysis skils. Learn about how to create your own dream author study and why your kids will be motivated to read more as a result.

How Do I Teach My Child to Read?

Learning to read is a monumental milestone in a child’s life. Reading opens the doors to learn just about anything. How a child goes from looking at pictures to reading independently is a developmental and progressive process. So while all children need to learn how to read in order to thrive and survive in modernContinue reading “How Do I Teach My Child to Read?”

Benefits of Raising Bilingual Children

Bilingual children are often better readers because they learn how to decontextualize language from an early age. That ability is an important skill that aids children in learning to read. Bilingual children are better able to look critically at language features which later helps them in their literacy development.

How do I know what curriculum to buy? I want to start planning but I don’t want to buy the wrong one and screw up my child forever. Help!

Thinking about buying a curriculum and you’re feeling overwhelmed by the endless choices? Stop right there and put down the curriculum. Remember the first rule of homeschooling. Homeschooling is not a recreation of school at home. Not that there’s anything wrong with using a curriculum. Some of my best friends use them…

“I want to homeschool but I’m feeling overwhelmed and I don’t know where to begin.” Know your state homeschooling laws and what is required on your part. They vary by state.

Do you want to start homeschooling but don’t know where to begin? Knowing your state laws and regulations is an important first step. Just click on the live link to find homeschool requirements and law from your official state website. Congrats, you’re taking your first step.