FREE INSTANT WEBINAR | Understanding How Children Learn To Read

understanding how children learn to read

Want FUN activities to do with preschoolers? Want to feel confident about children’s reading? In Understanding How Children Learn To Read, you’ll learn: Skills essential to reading success Common developmental obstacles Why one important skill is overlooked How you can help, all in a FUN way! You’ll also be able to ask me questions during […]


FREE WEBINAR | Planning For Summer Fun

Planning For Summer Fun

With so many of us in social isolation with children, I decided to release this webinar early as it contains strategic help in co-creating activities with children. When we get buy-in from our children, life runs a lot smoother. We need summer fun, NOW! Are you concerned about having enough activities to full up the […]


Why You Should Pay Your Child’s School Tuition

(even if your school is closed) Over the past couple of weeks with school closures due to the COVID-19 emergency, school leaders and parents have voiced concerns to me about school tuition.  “Several families have requested tuition refunds since we are closed and not offering our contracted services,” said one head of school. “Why should […]


Learning Games For Your Preschooler

Learning Games for your Preschooler

Are you running out of ways to keep your preschooler engaged? Here are five of my favorite games from the classroom that are easy to start right away. I Spy Game This is a simple game to help children with reading readiness in terms of phonemic awareness, or being able to hear the individual sounds […]


FREE INSTANT WEBINAR: How To Help With Spelling

how to help with spelling

Is spelling dead? In today’s tech world with computerized dictation programs, along with the ability to use spelling autocorrect as we write, there is an educational faction that says that learning to spell is unimportant, that spelling is dead. Research shows, though, that being a competent speller increases… Reading ability, Writing effectiveness, Reading and listening […]


7 Habits Of Highly Effective School Leaders

7 habits of highly effective people

Positive change. How do we know which direction to head when we decide we want to be more effective. The ideas from the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, are a good place to start.  Here is a series of articles to help you on your journey to be a […]


Habit 8 | Find Your Voice

Habit 8 Find your voice

Over the past two weeks I’ve shared insights from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. In 2004 Covey published The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness To Greatness. In The 8th Habit Covey urges us to find our voice and help others find their voice.  One idea from this book that I use almost every […]


Habit 7 | Sharpen The Saw

sharpen the saw

Carpenters and cooks know a certain rule of productivity. A sharp well-maintained tool makes a job go faster and easier. Plus, tools that are ready to go are a pleasure to use. One of facts of life that I understand now, that I didn’t appreciate in my 20‘s, 30, or 40’s, is that our physical […]


Habit 6 | Synergize

Synergize

Synergize? When I first read The 7 Habits, this idea of synergize lacked clarity for me. Covey subtitles this chapter on synergy as Principles of Creative Cooperation. As I incorporated the first five habits into my life, though, synergy appeared in my life. As I worked to put my ideas into action, solutions to setbacks […]


Habit 5 | Seek First To Understand

Habit 5 Seek first to understand

There are four basic types of communication: Reading and writing, listening and speaking. Most of our days are spent communicating in some form or the other. Our school days are filled with learning to become better readers and writers, but how much time do we spend in learning to become more effective listeners to understand […]