Patricia’s 6 year old son was lively and had many friends but he didn’t like school. Each morning he hated having to get ready for school. Patricia checked for the usual suspects – was he being bullied? – did he dislike his teacher? – was he lazy? – but nothing seemed to fit the bill.
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
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
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
“Why do most individuals make use of only a small percentage of their resources, whereas a few exceptional individuals push themselves to their limits? Why do some individuals accomplish more than others of equal intelligence? One personal quality that is shared by most high achieving and successful people is grit. Grit may be the
Parents have asked me many questions during my teaching career. Questions about their child’ progress or lack of it. Questions about the school system. Questions about learning and behavioral issues they are trying to handle. All good questions. Here are some of the questions I have been asked and the answers that go with them.