Encouraging Children

It is arguably the most overlooked ingredient in the recipe for student success. Encouraging words. Taking time to celebrate the little successes so that they will grow into bigger more frequent successes. Children can be such fragile little plants requiring just

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Participation Trophies

Participation Trophies

As parents we love our children unconditionally, sincerely, desperately… We want to protect them from danger, illness, and physical pain. That’s a good thing as it’s our job. But somewhere along the way we began to try to prevent not

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It’s Not About Grownups Behaving Badly

It’s Not About Grownups Behaving Badly

Ranting and raving; dirty tricks; truth twisting and deception; quoting without context; pretending and pretensions; promises, promises promises…welcome to 2016 and the Presidential campaign! The newspapers, television, radio; Facebook and Twitter feeds; in fact every aspect of our daily lives

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The Case For Cursive Writing

The Case For Cursive Writing

With the advent of the keyboard, the teaching of cursive writing in American schools has suffered a swift and sudden demise. The Common Core Standards passed in 2010 require keyboarding skills but make no mention of handwriting. But, thanks to

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