Education

“Road to Reading Activity Center” Review

“Road to Reading Activity Center” Review

Since my son was a baby we have always read to him as apart of our bedtime routine. He enjoys his books and as he entered Kindergarten this year he has become even more eager to start reading on his own. He loves sounding out words but does get frustrated when he can’t figure out(…)

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Let your Preschoolers Play!

Let your Preschoolers Play!

Preschoolers need to be able to move, play, explore and have a sense of belonging and security. When it comes to preschool, my hope is that my son learns how to play, appropriately interact with others, uses his imagination, feel a sense of safety, connect to nature and the world around him, explore and most(…)

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Reward Systems: Bribery or Motivation?

Reward Systems: Bribery or Motivation?

As a school teacher I was always looking for good reward systems to use in my classroom. After many attempts to manipulate, change, encourage, motivate, bribe my students I came across a book that changed my whole perspective on reward systems! Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn provides a better understanding on how to work(…)

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Stay at Home vs. Work:Can we have it all?

Stay at Home vs. Work:Can we have it all?

My whole life I have wanted to be two things: a mother and a teacher. Until I became a mother I loved living my dream by having my ideal job as a teacher. When my son was born (almost three years ago) I decided to stay home with him. ¬†When he was nine months old(…)

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Sandy Hook…how do we heal?

Sandy Hook…how do we heal?

Maybe I am writing this because I can’t stop obsessing and feeling such great sorrow over what happened last week at Sandy Hook Elementary, in Connecticut. I find myself walking around like a zombie, thinking about what those teachers, staff and children went through on that tragic day and then what those parents went through(…)

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