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Meeting With Parents

8 Nisan 5775 – March 27, 2015
There was no question that when Mrs. Cohen entered the room to meet the teacher she was hostile from the outset.

How Our Pasts Shape Us

“If you don’t stand straight, you’ll never get a husband.”

The Art Of Note Taking

4 Nisan 5775 – March 23, 2015
A lot of people have heard about dyslexia, a learning disability that concerns reading.

What Defines A Good School?

29 Adar 5775 – March 19, 2015
He always impressed me with his brilliance and erudition. But it was his warm remarks and his sincere concern that made me want to please him.

First, Second, Third: Is It In Your Genes?

26 Adar 5775 – March 16, 2015
Because birth order can affect most children in similar fashion, there are things you can do to help your children overcome weaknesses that birth order has thrown their way.

When Motivation Fails

16 Adar 5775 – March 6, 2015
Occasionally, a teacher will encounter a student who simply cannot be motivated to do his homework, finish his worksheet or study for a test.

Helping Children Become Happy Adults

12 Adar 5775 – March 2, 2015
There is a point that many parenting books miss: children do more for us than we do for them.

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo And ADHD

5 Adar 5775 – February 23, 2015
Tutor. Counselor. The doctor too, Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with you.

Purim 2015: Same Fight, Same Enemy

In the midst of all this name calling by these so called leaders stands a man who is steadfast in his beliefs and is prepared to deal with any outside pressure to get his point across.

Executive Function Disorder In Children And Adults

28 Shevat 5775 – February 16, 2015
Pioneering authors Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, in their book Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, outline the ways that we employ executive skills regularly.

Milestones: Checking In Grade By Grade

21 Shevat 5775 – February 9, 2015
Because I get phone calls about this all the time, I have put together a quick “cheat sheet” with milestones for reading, writing, and math from first grade through high school.

Small Steps. Big Change.

14 Shevat 5775 – February 2, 2015
The reason behind this is that when we ask our brains and bodies to make drastic changes, our fight or flight response kicks in and we become paralyzed.

Collective Punishment Vs Collective Reward

10 Shevat 5775 – January 29, 2015
“Well, you are also part of this class! If someone drills a hole in the boat, the boat will ultimately sink, and even the innocent ones will perish as well. The whole class must be punished!”

Teacher Training: What First-Year Teachers Need to Know

4 Shevat 5775 – January 23, 2015
Why is there such a steep learning curve for teachers? And what can we, as educators and community activists, do better in the educational system and keep first-year teachers in the job?

Teaching Davening (Part Two)

3 Shevat 5775 – January 22, 2015
Teachers, as well as administrators, must be actively involved in the daily prayers that transpire at a school and must set the bar as dugmaot ishiot, role models, on how one must daven.

Readers: Ages And Stages

29 Tevet 5775 – January 19, 2015
With so many new cases of ADHD reported each year, it is important to help children learn how to sit still.

Regaining A Teenager’s Trust

22 Tevet 5775 – January 12, 2015
Teens-at-risk feel alienated from their parents and often believe that no one is interested in hearing about their problems.

Sleep Issues: Routine, Bedwetting And More

While encouraging your child to take responsibility for bed-wetting (like asking him to change the sheets), remember that it is important not to get angry or make him feel guilty.

The Ninth Day Of Chanukah

17 Tevet 5775 – January 7, 2015
If the Maccabees found enough oil to last for one day, then why was the first day considered a miracle?

Change Is Hard

12 Tevet 5775 – January 2, 2015
As we said, you cannot get rid of a bad habit, you can only change it. But, how?

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