I am always reading and researching trends and ideas in kids’ education. I want to share with you what I have been reading so you can benefit as well. The first book is about something you may have been hearing a lot about recently. It has been a popular buzzword in education the last few years, grit.
There are plenty of times limiting the amount of time our kids are on their devices seems a hopeless, never ending battle, but it’s one we need to win. I have a few ideas to help you and the kids cut back on technology and discover there’s more life out there when they do.
Organization is important for children and adults alike. But, it is essential for right-brain dominant thinkers that struggle with internal order. I have created some adorable labels for you or your child to put on her drawers so she can easily keep her clothes organized and maybe even help put away her own laundry.
I started Young Rembrandts 30 years ago with the goal of helping kids develop the skills they need to be successful in and out of the classroom. Now, three decades later, we’re so excited that Young Rembrandts is celebrating its diamond anniversary with a collection of community partnership programs across a six-month celebration campaign.
Last week while cruising through my Facebook feed I was stopped dead in my tracks. I’m not sure if it was because the video post was so ‘bright’ on a gloomy Sunday afternoon, or if was just so perfect, overwhelming, and joyful, no matter what the day, time or weather.
A friend of mine just told me about her son’s report card versus his PARCC test scores. He’s in seventh grade and after a slightly bumpy start to seventh grade, he’s adjusted well and the report card reflected that with 4 A’s and 3 B’s. However, his PARCC scores, from tests taken in the spring of sixth grade, were quite dismal in comparison.
The school year is coming to an end and what a crazy ride it has been. Go ahead, take a little time to relax and rejuvenate. You’ve earned it.
But don’t take too long of a break. If summer days are consistently lazy – a significant amount of what went into building your child’s brain during the school year will start to leak out. I have just the thing to prevent this loss.