School Conversations with Kids

School Conversations with Kids Would you say yes or no to this statement:  I talk with my child about school, help with schoolwork and attend school events.  As a former school administrator, I noticed that parents seldom speak with their kids about school.  They...

What Kids Need: Homework

What Kids Need: Homework There is a movement in schools today where teachers do not assign homework.  They give the kids time to do it all in class, or so they say.  But what is the value of doing homework?  Is there a value?  I believe that there value in doing...

What Kids Need: Achievement Motivation

What Kids Need: Achievement Motivation Without an adult role model encouraging kids to learn new things and make discoveries, they can quickly lose their drive to learn and do their best in school.  Teachers can promote this asset in kids’ lives by relating...