There are many ways to improve your child’s auditory processing skills that involve games and music. Children learn through play so using games to learn to distinguish sounds is ideal. There are many old school, traditional playground games that help build a child’s ability to distinguish sounds, and increase their ability to follow single andContinue reading “Improving Auditory Processing and Attention Skills”
I use art as an integral part of my educator’s toolbox. I don’t have any formal training in the arts. However, I do have personal experience of using drawing to deepen my own understanding of the world around me. You don’t need to be skilled in the arts to include art in your daily life.Continue reading “Use Art to Deepen Your Science Education”
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 …”
Dyslexia is a different wiring of the brain that requires a systematic phonics and multi sensory approach to teaching reading.
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?”
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?”
I used to believe I was terrible in math as well. My belief was rooted erroneously in a single block of experiences while struggling to learn to add and subtract fractions in fourth grade. I clearly remember my fourth grade teacher, Miss Winton patiently explaining how to add fractions but my fear of making aContinue reading ““I can’t help my kid with math. I was terrible in math in school.””