What gets kids excited about learning to read?

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Marlene Resnick Simons 2016 © Reading is the key to education. It is the skill that opens the door of the unknown to us, over and over again. It is the skill that provides answers to questions that have not yet been asked. Reading is the skill that cannot be overrated. If you look at … Continue reading What gets kids excited about learning to read?

For Teachers

Posted on: April 25, 2015

Sharing negative information with parents Marlene Resnick Simons, M.A. Teachers have chosen to work with children for many different reasons. One of those reasons is that they prefer interacting with the bright, young, curious minds of children. Sometimes teachers are less excited about interacting with parents of the children in their classrooms. This is … Continue reading For Teachers

What can we do about conflict

Posted on: March 30, 2015

What can we do about conflict? © 2015 Marlene Resnick Simons Part of the problem with conflict is our approach. Most often, we circle the wagon of our beliefs that say we are right and the other person is wrong. We get defensive or attack the other party. Our heart beats faster and all the … Continue reading What can we do about conflict

Parenting Issues

Posted on: March 30, 2015

Parenting when Tempers Flare Marlene Resnick Simons © 2015 Parenting issues tend to arise when tempers are frayed and you are on your very last nerve. The bad news is: Those times will still happen. The good news is: Those times can be handled more successfully and with less stress for you and your children. … Continue reading Parenting Issues

Educational Results Article

Posted on: March 30, 2015

Focusing on educational outcomes without considering how children actually learn will not get us where we want to go Marlene Resnick Simons, M.A. As someone who has spent many years as a parent educator and an educator and trainer of teachers, I become distressed at the way in which educational reform and improvements are driven. … Continue reading Educational Results Article

Educational Leadership

Posted on: March 30, 2015

Educational Leadership-What is it? Marlene Resnick Simons, M.A. © 2015 In the last fifteen years, we have seen business models superimposed on not for profit organizations, as well as school systems. This wholesale adoption of corporate values and the assumption that business leadership models should be superimposed on educational systems has happened with little examination. … Continue reading Educational Leadership

Discipline Tips for Parents

Posted on: March 30, 2015

Discipline Tips for Parents 2 Instead of nagging, cajoling or threatening use WHEN and THEN When you finish picking up your toys, then we can go to the park. You need to leave the table until you calm yourself down. When you calm yourself down, then you can come back and join us at the … Continue reading Discipline Tips for Parents

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