Why Writing Thank You Notes Teaches Kids Good Manners

Why Writing Thank You Notes Teaches Kids Good Manners

You may or may not advocate handwritten thank you notes in your home; no doubt, you have your reasons either way. Some folks believe the practice is outdated and the idea shouldn’t be forced on unwilling kids. Others were taught when they were young that writing...

Students Prosper with Montessori Method

This article, published in Scientific American, examines the differences between a Montessori and a traditional education on academic performance and social skills: Nearly 100 years ago, a physician opened a school in a poor section of Rome. In doing so, Maria...

4 Tips for Discussing Current Events with Children

4 Tips for Discussing Current Events with Children

Often the things children see and hear on the news or on websites that cover the news may be confusing and alarming. Even if you don’t let your children read or watch the news, they may hear about events from other children at school. With some preparation, you can...

Studies Shed Light on Merits of Montessori Education

Studies Shed Light on Merits of Montessori Education

By The Hechinger Report, Contributor MONTESSORI SCHOOLS HAVE many loyal devotees and they're certainly rising in popularity among American parents. But are they any better than traditional schools, or other progressive teaching philosophies? You'd think we'd know the...

What Every Teacher Wants To Tell Parents

What Every Teacher Wants To Tell Parents

By Zuurah Karungi & Sarah Aanyu Parents, teachers, peers and environment contribute a lot in nurturing and shaping children, and who they become as adults. Like an African proverb says; it takes a village to raise a child. This is a serious role that should not be...