My experiences as a creative person, tutor of children, and teacher of creative writing

Friday, July 31, 2009

Basic Ideas for Helping Children Become Creative Writers

Basic Ideas for Helping Children Become Creative Writers

● Read, Read, Read
to your child and with your child

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Helping "Active" Children Learn

“Active”
If you have this last basic type of student, you probably get to visit with his teacher often.
You also have probably heard enough about how he doesn’t hold still, concentrate, finish his work, and is disruptive. Trying to fit these people into a quiet, orderly life is like

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Helping Scientist type of Children Learn

“Scientist”
If your child is an endless series of “Whys?”, then you have a budding “Scientist”. These independent, logical souls may take apart anything to see “how it works”. After they understand the underlining principles of something, they are done with it. They are impatient with

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Helping "Communicator" Children Learn

“Communicator”
If your child loves to talk, thrives on personal attention, wants to be appreciated, makes up their own stories, daydreams, loves fantasy, and always wants harmony both at home and at school, they may be a “Communicator”. They seek not to set the world in order, but to understand it. Since they are most interested in

Friday, July 24, 2009

Helping "Orderly" Children Learn

“Orderly”
The first type is what I call “Orderly Souls”. According to learning styles research, these make up about 38% of the average classroom. As adults, they dominate the business world. As children, these are the “ideal” students. They crave security, routine, and the approval of adults. They actually enjoy

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Helping Children Learn intro

Helping Children Learn

Often parents are counseled that the best way they can help their child in school is to share their interests with their children, and to take them on educational outings. While these are valuable enriching activities, parents’ involvement in their child’s education should not be limited to these areas.
For a child to feel adequate in school, he must

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Helping Children Learn

I am including a series of articles which were published in our local newspaper. This is the introduction to the series. These are practical ideas on how parents can help their children learn and do well in school. Hope it helps.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why I started this blog.

A few weeks ago I was feeling a little overwhelmed with trying to manage my life. I always had a nagging feeling that I was forgetting something, but just couldn’t remember what, and all the details I had to handle gave me a headache. Knowing that I am a very right brain dominate person, I thought this was most likely the source of my stress. Since right brainers,