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Motivation: The only way that works! Guaranteed!

There is only one way to help kids who are unmotivated.  Despite what others say. Read on to find out what it is. I have just read an article that I thought might teach me something.  It was titled ’10 Ways to Motivate your Child’.  ‘Wow’ I thought, maybe there are some ways that I …

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Learning pods: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Learning Pods happen when a small group of parents get together to employ a teacher for their children.  These pods are seen as an answer to the concerns many parents have about children going back to school while Covid-19 is still active.   Think one room schoolrooms from the past! Schools are about to reopen and …

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How to guarantee your child’s success in school

Let me tell you a story.  A true story. When I was working with small groups of struggling students in an inner city school the nearest classroom to my small ‘closet’ belonged to a class of multicultural kindergarten children.  The energy in that room was amazing.  Despite language and cultural differences, the teacher made all …

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Ignore this sign at your peril

There is an epidemic in schools.  Don’t panic.  It is not contagious. But it is serious. Research shows that 53% of students underachieve.  They are not reaching their full learning potential.  They are not going to have the future they are capable of creating. Students who underachieve are also more vulnerable to depression, drug taking, …

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