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School can be Better for Them: Thoughts From MD Childcare Center Nov 01, 2022

"I didn't really liked school" and "I hated school when I was your age" are statements that can create a shaky foundation when said to kids. Where do statements like these come from?

 

Was it the teacher who tried to embarrass you because of a low grade? Or maybe when you forgot to bring...

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Prevent School Stress by Being Prepared Nov 01, 2022

How many of you have heard the line "Mom I have a project due tomorrow!" at 10:30 at night before bed? When I was in high school, yes I was older and should’ve known better, I told my mom I had a project due the next day. I needed to make a model of the ocean floor for science class. Mom...

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Healing Your "Inner Child" by Being Super Involved Nov 01, 2022

This blog post involves a bit of homework. Take some time and think about some amazing times as a child where your parents were there, graduation? Field trips? Or perhaps there was something they missed because of work. An award ceremony or science fair? Take some time to think about how...

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They Should Know Your Name: Creating a Presence in Child's School Oct 29, 2022
One year when I was teaching 8th grade, we had a parents' conference for a child closer to the end of the school year. I was surprised that I was the only teacher on the team who knew the parent. She and I had been communicating for months, an entire school year. Now, I thought my colleagues...
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Teaching alongside the teacher: Tips from a Childcare Center Oct 29, 2022
I’m sure you’re aware that teachers are teaching to a test. It’s unfortunate, but in an effort to hold the education system accountable. We have prioritized standards and testing instead of genuine and individualized learning. We have moved away from authentic learning and...
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