What Kids REALLY Want to Learn

Kids are humans. They want to learn about humans. Not every human, just one special one. Themselves. Today’s focus isn’t a skill from the curriculum, nor is it one you can teach in one sitting. It’s all about the incidental chats here parent educators. Once our children understand HOW they learn, sit back and watchContinue reading “What Kids REALLY Want to Learn”

Sunday Sizzle

Coming to you live…on a Monday. Why? This #ISOweekend was all about family time and Zoom-ing with friends. It really takes it out of you. Can you imagine how our children feel at the end of a video chat session? Engaging in this form of communication is different and effortful. Emotionally and visually taxing. BeforeContinue reading “Sunday Sizzle”

What are Learning Intentions?

Letting a Preppie loose with a pair of scissors will yield three Preps with fancy new hair-dos. Think short, jagged and uneven bangs. Which has me mentally labeling the scissors pot in a Prep classroom as a ‘DANGER Zone.’ Far more dangerous though is the cognitive ‘Danger Zone.’ A learner staring out the window becauseContinue reading “What are Learning Intentions?”

QUICK Behaviour Management at Home

A cup of tea after an hour of work. A biscuit after putting the baby down for a nap. A run when your partner returns home for the day. Rewards! They come in all shapes and sizes, but why are they essential for our children during isolation? In my last post, I reduced classroom motivatorsContinue reading “QUICK Behaviour Management at Home”

Remote Learning Motivation

And…we are back. It’s been a week since diving into Distance Learning Take 2. This piece aims to serve as a kick-starter, to shift us from the “I have no idea what I’m doing” parent to the “I can do this” parent educator. It’s here to prompt your thinking on ‘motivation in learning’ as IContinue reading “Remote Learning Motivation”