I think most of us know that (nationally speaking) there are a lot of problems with high school education. There is a disconnect at certain schools. Some students do not want to learn due to a poor attitude. It also could be a lack of understanding of why the material they are learning is relevant. There are also teachers who get frustrated because of student attitudes. This sometimes can hamper teaching efforts. But, the situation I am placing the spotlight on is different. Teachers should be wise to assume that every child has a camera phone. One child captured a 90 second rant from a student named Jeff Bliss like something you have probably never heard. Read more
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A question was posed to me recently about what age is the right place to start to get an allowance and what the conditions should be. Here are my thoughts and they may surprise you a bit.
I have seen many children’s faces this time of year. For some, the little wrinkles and the pursed lips seem to come out even more than when they get into trouble. For others, they seem to get a bit more quiet than usual even to the point of being withdrawn. That’s because standardized testing is right around the corner. What you’ll find inside are some tips which have worked very well for students of mine over the years. I hope something you’ll read will work for your child as well! Read more
Good early morning to all! Have you ever had an idea so obvious- you felt like you were slapped in the face with it?Yesterday- that’s exactly what happened to me. The idea for this article came from the sky- literally! Once it hit me, I knew what I wanted to write. What you will find inside is a real key to education seldom discussed.
St. Joseph Children’s Home was the place where I learned many of skills pertaining to how to work with difficult children. There were certain house parents who did a great job with these children and others who struggled. I worked hard to learn from the best. It is my intent in the article to give you an inside look at a parenting strategy used. One of the tricks to dealing with misbehavior is to find and correct as many underlying problems as possible. When this is accomplished , a parent will either reduce the size and scope of the problem or eliminate it.