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Bully Thoughts

I think we should move away from using the word “bullies” with our children. The term is a label, which sets kids up for failure. To say just because someone…read more →

TIME WASTER PROBLEMS

  These thoughts are meant for all of us!  We fall into the traps of time wasters and we need to find a solution.  Let’s see what they are! Time…read more →

Games for Children

Game #1-Dress the Mummy Required: Rolls of toilet paper Players:   Small to large groups Set up teams with 2-4 players on each team. One child on each team will be…read more →

LAUGHTER

LAUGHTER - Laughter is the opposite of stress.   Stress and laughter are reactions to things not going the way as we think they should be going.   A good laugh can be compared…read more →

Praising and Sharing Approval

Recognition can take numerous forms – a word of praise, an embrace, thumbs up sign and at times a tangible reward.  But every bit is important to reinforcement as the…read more →

Newspaper Activities

Our newspapers are leaving us because of the internet online newspapers!  However, some of those newspapers are still around surviving.  Years ago, I went to a seminar on newspaper activities.…read more →

HANDICAPPED-DEFINITIONS TO UNDERSTAND

United States Population is 325.7 million (2017)with 40 million having long-lasting conditions or disabilities or 12.6% as of 2015 with 906, 784 using wheelchairs, 3, 517,225 using canes, 274,783 having artificial…read more →

WHY DO CHILDREN BULLY?

Yes, another school year has begun!  Will we see bullying occurring again this year?  Bullying is a concern and we need to be aware of it!  What are reasons, effects…read more →

FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR

This skill on focusing on behavior is easy to understand but more difficult to use.  That’s because we tend to focus on other people’s attitudes or personalities when we interact…read more →

REASONS WHY WE COMMUNICATE

Dictionary defines communication: “to act one upon another.” We use our communication to: share information comment ask questions express wants and needs develop social relationships develop social etiquette which is polite behavior in society  Thus, communication is much more…read more →

Story about Anger

A man from Michigan had an idea for removing a stump from his yard.  He decided to use a few sticks of dynamite he had stored away in his house. …read more →

How DO We Communicate?

Dictionary defines communication as: “to act one upon another.” We use our communication to: share information comment ask questions express wants and needs develop social relationships develop social etiquette which is polite behavior in society It is interesting…read more →

Five Ways to Teach Children Science

Getting involved with children’s education is the single best way to ensure they learn according to their potential. It's especially fun and easy to participate in science education. You don't…read more →

PRAISE!

PRAISE Praise is defined in the Webster's Dictionary as "the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation." Praise statements indicate that an adult's preferences have been followed and often begin…read more →

Active Learning Game Ideas

Active learning is a process whereby children engage in activities. These games are “active learning” ideas which provide a physical outlet and reinforce important academic and affective domain skills. a.…read more →

Understanding Classroom Interaction

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLASSROOM INTERACTION AND CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR To get started we should separate classroom interaction from classroom behavior. 1. The term classroom interaction refers to the interaction…read more →

Communication!

Mostly, communication is oral, face-to-face, and one-on-one. In our communication, we are the sender of a message, which goes to another co-worker, parent, child, supervisor who receives the message. From…read more →

IMPORTANCE OF ETHICS IN OUR TEACHING!

For every organization, school, or projects, there are specific and timely reasons why it is appropriate to pursue as an ethic initiative. The following pillars include trustworthiness, honesty, integrity, promise…read more →

What is a superstition?

Teaching Cultural Diversity and hearing stories about different superstitions was an interesting topic. Stories were shared from various superstitions about money, journey, health, marriage, pregnancy, baby, children, Moon, Halloween, New…read more →

Laughter is Free

Laughter is free, legal, has no calories, no cholesterol, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and is absolutely safe. (Dale Irvin) A chuckle a day may not keep the doctor away…read more →

What is Value?

The value systems are our personal core ethical values. Children learn these values early in life. The parents, teachers, and others, which enter their lives, build that character and individual…read more →