How Important is Vocabulary? Critical! Correlated with academic success, increased income levels, country’s GDP

2021-03-31T08:49:45-07:00April 1st, 2021|Canada, Home Schooling, Literacy, Social Skills, William Glasser, Writing|

How Important is Vocabulary? Critical! Correlated with academic success, increased income levels, country’s GDP As a former classroom teacher and parent, I would often hear the following comments: children just aren’t reading books like children did

Ask Your Child: How much power do you think words hold? Can you give an example of when words are powerful?

2020-09-04T11:42:56-07:00May 13th, 2020|Home Schooling, Literacy, Parenting, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude: Growth Mindset, Social Skills|

Ask Your Child: How much power do you think words hold? Can you give an example of when words are powerful? As adults we have all experience the power of words. Years ago a teaching colleague of mine had the acronym T.H.I.N.K.

What is More Powerful Actions or Words? Do We First Learn from Actions or Words?

2020-09-04T11:42:08-07:00May 12th, 2020|Home Schooling, Literacy, Parenting, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude: Growth Mindset, Social Skills|

What is More Powerful Actions or Words? Do We First Learn from Actions or Words? Babies learn first by responding to their environment and their primal actions are to survive through their senses. Over a year their cognitive development increases, as does their

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