Check the basics When I was young I thought that my cousin was stupid. Long journeys were tedious and we didn’t have the distractions that an iPhone offers.  To pass the time my cousin and I would play ‘I Spy’.  I am sure you know the game. One child says – ‘I spy with my […]

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

    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

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

  I was shocked.  A teacher told me that they didn’t help kids learn to read until they were 6 years old and in Grade 1. What!  This didn’t sound right. Why wait until a child is in Grade 1 when most kids are ready to begin their reading journey well before they are 6

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