There was no question that when Mrs. Cohen entered the room to meet the teacher she was hostile from the outset.
“If you don’t stand straight, you’ll never get a husband.”
A lot of people have heard about dyslexia, a learning disability that concerns reading.
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.
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.
Occasionally, a teacher will encounter a student who simply cannot be motivated to do his homework, finish his worksheet or study for a test.
There is a point that many parenting books miss: children do more for us than we do for them.
Tutor. Counselor. The doctor too, Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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!”
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?
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.
With so many new cases of ADHD reported each year, it is important to help children learn how to sit still.
Teens-at-risk feel alienated from their parents and often believe that no one is interested in hearing about their problems.
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.
If the Maccabees found enough oil to last for one day, then why was the first day considered a miracle?
As we said, you cannot get rid of a bad habit, you can only change it. But, how?