July, 2013

Getting to Know You…

(This entry is especially for teachers.) With school beginning all too quickly, many teachers may be reflecting on last year and considering how to make this year even better. Along with reviewing the school calendar and given curriculum, I hope you will consider how you can make this year even more learner-centered. I have two tried-and-true suggestions that can be modified to fit every age level and every subject area. First of all, at the Read More →

Vive la différence!

I am always searching for children’s books to share with teachers and parents. My criteria have not changed since my daughter was a baby: (1) They must appeal to the child(ren). (2) They must be enjoyable enough for me to read 200 or more times. (3) They must have literary, social or other values. Lately, I came across The Exclamation Point by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. In this story, an exclamation point is a character who Read More →