As much as technology offers incredible learning opportunities, finding a balance between screen time and tried-and-true hands-on activities is a vital piece of the parenting puzzle.
Artistic thinking is not just for budding Picassos or future concert pianists; it’s a valuable skill that can be nurtured in all children. Let’s explore the importance of teaching artistic thinking to kids and get some practical strategies for nurturing their creative minds.
In today’s fast-paced digital world, education has taken on a new dimension, with technology-based classrooms becoming the norm. However, as parents, you might wonder how you can best support your right-brain dominant child. The answer lies in integrating hands-on learning into their educational journey, both inside and outside the digital classroom. Let’s delve into the reasons behind this approach and provide practical tips on how you can foster a holistic learning experience for your child.
Going back to school can throw a curveball at our right-brain thinking champs. Sitting still and tuning in can feel like trying to leash a tornado, especially for those young explorers who learn best by seeing, touching, and doing. After-school enrichment programs are like the secret sauce for those kids who are missing out on some action-packed learning during the regular school hours. But here’s the million-dollar question: how do you pick the perfect activity for your kid?
As we embark on another exciting school year, it’s the perfect moment to nurture the essential bond between parents and teachers. I’d like to share some insights I’ve gained during my extensive years as a mother collaborating with educators. These valuable tips shed light on what teachers genuinely appreciate and require from your partnership.
I am so excited to announce that I will be presenting at the virtual teacher conference, Educate & Rejuvenate, hosted by Wife Teacher Mommy! This year’s conference is back and bigger than ever- with keynote speakers Kristina Kuzmic & Joe Dombrowski. The event will take place on June 27 and 28, 2023, and I would love for you to join me!
Everyone’s brain is divided into two sides, which are equally important and necessary. The problem is the left side thinks it’s the boss but it’s not. The right brain is designed to lead. And when it doesn’t there are serious consequences.
I have good news and bad news. Let’s do bad news first to get it over with. School favors the left brain kids. The skills you need to do well at school are in the left side of the brain. Listening, organizing, memorizing, writing. The good news is us right brain thinkers have a left side too.
Temple Grandin’s newest book, Visual Thinking, is a must read for anyone raising or educating children in the 21st century as we begin to see the need for every type of mind to be on board for our ride into the future.