Teach kids to persuade

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One of our favorite family games is Snake Oil. We’ve been playing it for about a year, creating new product ideas, then persuading others that our product will work and will be necessary in the real world. In playing, I learned something about my kids –they have a lot more persuasive power than I thought. [...]

Is today the day to start over?

WGU makes it far easier to earn your advanced degree

I went to college in the 90s. The early 90s. It was so long ago, that we still had wired phones in our rooms, and having your own computer was fairly unique. There were no laptops in classrooms. And no YouTube videos to remind us how to do things. Office hours required, sometimes, lining up [...]

Worst Day Ever

alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day review

Since begin introduced to it as a second grade teacher, I’ve loved Judith Voirst’s Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. A simple story, there were so many writing and discussion prompts to expand upon the story and help children to make connections. So when Disney announced they were creating a movie based [...]

Is Your Kid Ready For Sleepovers?

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It’s not like there’s a magical age that a child becomes ready for sleepovers. Just like so many things in life, every child becomes ready at the time he or she is, well, ready. There are, however, a few things to do to help determine whether your child is ready to accept that first magical [...]