"Can I play on the iPad/computer?" How often on the weekends (or even during the week) do you hear that statement? And how often do you think you'll hear it when they're not in school (spring break, summer, etc.)? When the kids are home all day, it's REALLY easy to justify 2-3 hours every day… Continue reading Mom, Can I get on the (fill in media device)?
Though most adults may know the importance of letting children explore, it’s usually the students who struggle with “exploration”. We are living in a world where students get immediate feedback whenever they make decisions, so they’ve come to expect it, and they’re so afraid or failing that they don’t want to take the next step… Continue reading The Importance of Exploration
We think it goes without saying, but summer reading is ridiculously important for so many reasons. Kids should be reading EVERY DAY. Since we still run into people who seem to think it's not a big deal if their kids don't read (after all, isn't summer supposed to be a break from school?), we thought… Continue reading Summer Reading
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. As former English teachers, we heard it all the time: "I already read that book." And the response was always the same: "Well, you haven't read it with me." Funny how the child(ren) who had already read that book never made a 100 on any assignment. Now… Continue reading Reading and Reading Levels
Homework and projects are a hot topic these days, and everyone has an opinion. Below are three examples. Dear Parent, Did you see today's homework?!? What a joke. We need another worksheet like we need a hole in the head. Honestly, what is the point of this? All it does is create a stressful time… Continue reading Three Perspectives