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Patricia Porter

Is your child ready for kindergarten?

Is your child ready for kindergarten?  Do you know how to give your child a head start on learning ? What if I told you that there are a few simple steps that you can use right now to make sure that your child is not only ready for kindergarten but that he or she

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My Wandering Path – and why it matters

It was only when I started writing about the path I had taken in my career that I realized how much I had relied on serendipity rather than planning to get me to where I am today.  Logical  (Number) learners would have created a plan and worked towards it.  Being an intuitive (Visual) learner this

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Patricia Porter

What’s the best way to teach kids how to read?

    Here we go again. There is a BIG discussion in education circles about the best way to teach kids to read.   The debate is an old one wrapped up in new language.  Instead of the terms Phonics v. Whole language educators are now using the terms Structured Literacy v. Three-cueing system. Same old

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Patricia Porter

Change homework stress to homework success in one easy step.

I hear it all the time – “He just won’t listen to me” “I have to spend hours helping with homework, I am exhausted” “I have to show my child what to do.  What are teachers doing?” “I have tried everything but nothing seems to work” “Some of the assignments just don’t make sense” “I

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Patricia Porter

How to help kids recover from a year of on-line learning.

Kids have been having a hard time. During the pandemic they have been both isolated and restricted in what they can do. They have had limited access to friends and space to move. They have become stressed and tired. They spend less time outdoors and more time on screens. They worry about falling behind at

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