Do you know a child who is learning English as their second or even third language?

Learning a new language is exciting and literally opens the door to a new world of possibilities. While there is no substitute for human interaction when learning a language there are lots of apps available to help create stories, translate or just work on idioms for home and/or classroom use. Looking for language learning apps?Continue reading “Do you know a child who is learning English as their second or even third language?”

Dyslexia/aixelsyD

Are you concerned about your child’s reading ability? Is your child struggling with decoding basic words? Difficulty with rhyming? Struggling with spelling? A resistant reader? When you think of dyslexia do you think letter reversals and reading backwards? Dyslexia is NOT a visual disorder. Dyslexics see the same as non dyslexics. The difficulty lies inContinue reading “Dyslexia/aixelsyD”

Outdoor Education is for Everyone

What if you could give your child a magical pill that significantly reduces stress, improves cognition AND improves memory AND has ZERO negative side effects? Would you break the bank to give it to them? Of course you would! Because you are awesome! That magical pill is all around us. We just have to leaveContinue reading “Outdoor Education is for Everyone”

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 …”

How am I going to homeschool my kid when homework is a daily reenactment of WWII?

Did you enjoy homework when you were in elementary school? I didn’t have homework in the early grades when I had attended school because educators were free to follow best practices back then. Kids were free to learn while they were at school and continue to learn after school with one of the best learningContinue reading “How am I going to homeschool my kid when homework is a daily reenactment of WWII?”