Our Multicultural World: How to teach our children to appreciate all Cultures and Faith

In our current world of chaos and uncertainty, we want our children to realize that we can be different and unique in many ways, but also that we share many similarities. Here are a few goals any parent or early


The Rights of the Child: What are they and why are they essential in our world today?

Children are extremely sensitive to injustice, often proclaiming every slight – real or imagined – to be “unfair.” Human Rights Day is a good opportunity to explore the concept of fairness in a more meaningful way with young children. My


Achievement Gap Starts at 9 Months Old

Kristie Kauerz, ED, is a Research Assistant Professor at Washington University. She worked with over 40 states on early childhood policies. I met her at the Press Club, Wshington, DC, when I was invited to participate to the launch of


The Spirit of Giving: The Beauty of the Season

You can’t buy it, but holiday spirit is out there for everyone to embrace, experience and share. It is something that one often observes during the holiday season, but it can be experienced throughout the year. Children naturally embrace and


How to Instill a Sense of Gratitude in Children

Your child has a perfectly good bike… but now he saw a brand new one with his favorite characters on it. He’s throwing a fit in the toy aisle because he has to have it. Or, your little darling opens


What are the different learning styles our children bring to the classroom?

These days, many people have come to recognize that each person has a particular combination of learning styles. Some may find they have one style that is more dominant than any other, or a balanced mix of learning styles that


8 Ways to Teach Children to be Responsible Citizens

Citizenship is an important community value. In a democracy, one of the main goals of education is to teach children to be good citizens.The basic definition of a citizen is a person who qualifies for the rights and privileges of


Planning a Halloween Party for Kids


Planning a Halloween party for kids can be a fun and safe way to celebrate the season.My two eldest have summer birthdays and hosting friends is also a way to get to know their classmates towards the start of the


What is Dyslexia? Myths Debunked

Father helping son do homework

Being a teacher of students with dyslexia is a sort of role reversal. The learning curve for teachers who work with dyslexic students is tremendous, particularly the first time we have one in our class. Try having an entire class


Inspiring Your Kids to Write


A lot of ink is spilled on how to raise readers. The flip side of that literacy coin is equally important–inspiring children to write.Just like there are steps along the path to reading, including creating a print-rich environment, there are