I recently met with a fifth grader. HIs mother thought I would be the best person to catch her son up so he could be in the top math group. Her son was very disturbed because he was not placed in the highest math class. When asked why that was important to him, he replied,
The Aftermath of Covid on Line Learning: RELIEVE YOURSELF OF THE NIGHTLY DRAMA ASSOCIATED WITH HOMEWORK!
Working with children who have been on-line for a year and watching them transition into the regular classroom, I have witnessed some new challenges for parents. During Covid on-line instruction, parents were pulled into the learning environment more than ever before. Children who were somewhat independent prior to on-line are now demonstrating increased dependence on
If asked, will your child say they are terrible at math or good at math? Would they say they are a good student or a bad student? Do the words artistic, athletic, or creative show up on their list of descriptives about themselves? Or are meth challenged, poor reader, or is clumsy on their list?
At the ripe age of one month or even before, children begin forming ideas about who they are and how they will survive in this world. By the time they enter school, they have already formed opinions about their strengths and weaknesses. They learn this from all their interactions with family, friends, strangers, and all
Never in my 48 years in education have I witnessed so many children suffering from fear and anxiety. Their worlds were turned upside down which is bad enough. Their fears are chiefly driven by two contributors: News and the Lack of Strategies. Historically, news creates fears because fear is a motivator to listen. Our primitive
If you are a parent dreading the start of school you’ll understand this poem that my mom andI wrote about 26 years ago. I sit at this paper and I stare and I think, That homework and those projects Had me right on the brink! The next year’s project-what will it be? A model? A
It may not be long before we are traveling like the Jetsons. If one is old enough to remember the cartoon, it was the mother who had the first automatic vacuum. It took 50 years for scientists to discover how to make it a reality. t’s called the Roomba. Surprising enough, it has been cartoonists
There is a saying, “When you point a finger at someone else to blame them for what happened, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself.” When I was young and would complain about something a friend said or did to me, my mother would always reply with, “What part did you play in it.”
Nagging happens because we nag. One challenge is how to stop the nagging when children have no concept of time. If they don’t understand what a minute feels like, then how can they honor a five minute warning. To stop the nagging, we need to take the first two steps:We need to say what we
MONDAY: The Power of the Question and How to Overcome the Fear of Asking Them 11am pst. Click this link to join my Victoria’s Challenge Group and join the group so you can log on early so you don’t miss anything. Have you paper and pencil ready. Monday’s FREE will focus on the power of
Victoria is an educational consultant, nationally recognized speaker. Her over 50 years in education has been focused on developing resilient self-reliant self-advocates who know how to tap into their innate ability to independently solve challenges.