K-12 Articles

Don't Let the Pencil Craze Get to You!

Posted on 04/10/2016 09:07:55 AM

Are pencils driving you crazy?Students not having a pencil?Losing them? Breaking the tip?The pencil craze got to me too!  It doesn't need to!  During my student teaching we had cups with pencils at each group that we sharpened every morning and ensured there were plenty in each cup, which was ...

The Power Of The Words You Use With Your Dyslexic Child

Posted on 05/12/2015 08:43:18 AM

Words are powerful, especially the words you use to describe your dyslexic children.  When dyslexic children hear people describing them with certain words, they begin to internalize these descriptions.  Pretty soon they believe the words they hear.  In this video we discuss a situation ...

School Bullying Continues Unabated

Posted on 01/25/2015 12:55:30 PM

The media splash stories about school bullies who create terror in the hearts of their victims and untold anguish in the minds of their parents. It is the bullying student from hell who has sprung up to make their child's school experiences day after day of untold pain, humiliation and fear. School becomes ...

Improve your class with stickers

Posted on 06/16/2014 01:29:10 AM

 Theme: Teaching Tips   A great way to motivate small children is with stickers. These are like crack to small children, and those three year olds will jump through hoops of fire to get even one. Click Read more to see some great ways that you can use stickers in the classroom to motivate ...

The 11-Hour School Day

Posted on 04/22/2014 07:11:42 PM

The sky is just beginning to show streaks of the rising sun as the alarm clock chimes 5AM and the adults rouse themselves from sleep. It’s a few minutes before they enter two of the children’s rooms to help them get up and begin to prepare for their 11-hour school day. Washing, dressing, ...

Have You Tried These Strategies for Children With ADHD?

Posted on 02/16/2014 12:22:01 AM

While this article has a primary focus on children with ADHD, the strategies discussed here can be utilized to help any child with challenging behaviors. Children with ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms frequently have difficulty at school. They often get yelled at, lose recess time, get put in time out, ...

Teach Those Kids Who Has the Power

Posted on 01/30/2014 07:11:13 PM

Children learn by example and the first examples they have are via the adult figures in their lives and this would include, initially, their parents and then it would proceed out from there to the school. Anyone working in the school has a position of authority and this presents, for the authority figures, ...

Once Upon A Time

Posted on 10/24/2013 12:02:00 AM

So, you like writing storybooks for kids? You’re a real children’s author!’ Was this a cool conversation starter or what?  And then a compliment came along.  I took it! But I heard something last week that made me stop and think.  My girlfriend Renate thinks that ...

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Homeschooling

Posted on 10/01/2013 10:11:51 PM

It was common years ago that the general public pictured homeschooled kids to be backward or strange. This is completely the opposite of what we have all seen in the past few years. Technological advances have made controlling the homeschool environment and experience much easier. Read this article for ...

Is that a challenge or a threat?

Posted on 04/05/2013 01:01:31 PM

In an article that appears in USA Today the findings from a research study conducted by Susan Charles, professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California-Irvine, are released and explained.  It seems that after concluding an extensive study, the results have shown ...

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