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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Are You Helping or Enabling Your Child?


What is the difference between helping your child in their studies and enabling that same child?

What is the difference between helping your child in their studies and enabling that same child? Sometimes, however, we do things inadvertently that have far-reaching effects on our children. I know and understand a mother’s heart. We want to protect, love, and nurture our children, but what happens when that desire to protect becomes a…
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Do Word Lists Have a Role in Spelling Instruction?


Are word lists really the best way to approach spelling instruction? Read on to find out what role, if any, word lists should play in teaching spelling.

Are word lists really the best way to approach spelling instruction? Read on to find out what role, if any, word lists should play in teaching spelling. It’s a cool spring day. Despite the chill in the air, my 10-year-old self feels the heat of embarrassment rising throughout my body as the telltale patches of…
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Word Problem Examples and Graphic Organizer Download


A graphic organizer can help develop the habit of visualizing a word problem in smaller chunks. Download yours and learn more about it in the blog post.

A graphic organizer can help develop the habit of visualizing a word problem in smaller chunks. Download yours and learn more about it in the blog post. Many students love to read stories, play with puzzles, and creatively approach problems in their everyday life, so why do they have such an aversion to math word…
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Make Math Fun with a Math Selfie


A math selfie can help improve problem solving skills, increase self-confidence, and showcase student work while learning math.

A math selfie can help improve problem solving skills, increase self-confidence, and showcase student work while learning math. Whether showing a quizzical look or a wide-eyed, cheerful smile, selfies are a mainstay among today’s youth. Selfies (short for self-portraits), serve as a way for pre-teens and teens to express their mood and share important experiences.…
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