In light of the events that happened at our nation’s capital January 6, I think it is more important than ever to monitor how we manage our time on phones and social media. With so many challenging situations happening right now, unsubstantiated sources show up easily with advice about COVID-19, the election results, and recent protests. Our kids need guidance. I wrote … [Read more...] about Let’s Teach our Kids About Social Media
Figuring out what to do after high school was already a challenging proposition for many young adults before Covid-19. Over the years, as my son has grown up, I have witnessed a bit of a lost population of young people who seem to be daunted by the myriad of life choices, the financial gateways to some of these choices, and the added distraction of social media and video … [Read more...] about The best gift we can give our young adults…
During the process of nurturing young children to learn to read, I began to realize there were other skills that I needed to encourage in order to make our efforts more productive. We can teach children to recognize the alphabet, to read sight words and to write their name, but often, early on, those letters and first words might remain mere symbols to them unless children … [Read more...] about Literacy and Intelligence
I was a good student all through my school years, but as it got more complicated, I struggled with math. As I embarked on my first year of college, applying for a degree in the business school, I found that these high level math requirements became the gatekeeper of whether I would achieve that goal. Years later however, I found myself defying the prediction that my failure to … [Read more...] about Math and…Happiness?
There is so much information and confusion going on about the coming school year. Instead of attempting to make sense of it I am going to offer praise to the teachers, who are so often unsung heroes and forgotten faces. When I left my last job in 2011, the school was closing. Sentimental about leaving a wonderful group of children and families, I was feeling some … [Read more...] about In Praise of Teachers