Parenting

15 Education Terms that Trip You Up

15 Education Terms that Trip You Up

“After the formative assessment, I differentiated the assignment, but he still struggled. Based on his performance in the classroom and his PARCC scores, I would recommend an RTI level 2 intervention.”   If you understood the previous paragraph, you probably work in education. If you didn’t […]

Instant Organization with a Homework Folder + video

Instant Organization with a Homework Folder + video

Let’s play a little teacher MadLibs!   Give me some places and my students have left homework there: home, their best friend’s house, the bus, the bus stop, grandma’s, church, work, the airplane. So.many.kids. either lose or forget to hand in their homework. The papers magically […]

Student Planners: How to get your teen to use a student planner

Student Planners: How to get your teen to use a student planner

I get giddy when school supplies show up in the stores. GID-DY! I lovingly read through all the sales flyers and spend an extra long time in the the office supply section in Target. Markers, pens, notebooks – I love ’em all.  I am particularly […]

3 Ways to Create a Growth Mindset at Home

3 Ways to Create a Growth Mindset at Home

It was everything I could do to hold back my tears. My classmates glided across the floor, but I couldn’t seem to master a basic dance step. “Maybe tap dance just isn’t for me,” I thought. Have you had similar thoughts? Can you replace “tap dance” with […]