• Challenging Behaviour is a Form of Communication

    Extraordinary Parenting by Eloise Rickman The way kids behave give us vital clues to how they are feeling and what they are thinking. By paying attention we can help our children communicate with us in ways that they aren’t quite able to vocalize. Eloise Rickman helps us to understand that “behaviour as a form of […]

  • A Parent is a Coach and a Trainer

    “If your top priority for your child is soaring academic excellence, then you’ll need to invest him [or her] with the drive to learn.” Kids have a natural curiosity and teach themselves all sorts of things. Parents act as coach and trainer and help them reach with all sorts of accomplishments. And then something strange […]

  • The Montessori Toddler – What a Great Idea!

    There are a lot of misconceptions about the Montessori method of education. While I knew the name, I must admit I knew little else about it. After doing a considerable amount of research, I am completely sold on it and would love to see it utilized more readily. I can’t understand why I didn’t learn […]

  • Know School – A New Way of Learning

    I often find it hard to sleep the night before school starts every year. Even though I have spent countless hours setting up my classroom, writing lessons, and organizing resources, my mind races with possibilities. Today, my mind is racing for a different reason. After close to twenty years of teaching in the public education […]

  • Stop Wasting Time at School

    Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling 72 Things I Wish I’d Known by Traci Matt The title of this book is a bit tongue and cheek but the author is definitely correct about all the time wasted as we try to educate children. I know this from first-hand experience as a public school teacher for the […]

  • A Homeschooling Handbook

    The Homeschooling Handbook how to make homeschooling simple, affordable, fun, and effective by Lorilee Lippincott I have decided that I will be homeschooling my son. As an educator with 18 years of experience in the classroom, I think I have a good foundation for that. I don’t want my homeschool to be like the public […]

  • Behave and the Kids Will Too

    How to Behave so Your Preschooler Will, Too! By Sal Severe, Ph.D. Being a stay-at-home dad is one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had the fortune of doing. I’m learning from my toddler every single day and I get to see him learning too. It’s incredible. There have been several times when I […]