Category Archives: Teaching Ideas

Ideas and encouragement for teaching.

High-Achievers: Helping Children to Excel

“Happier than a camel on hump day.” That’s how I’m feeling as I’m past the half-way point in my second of ten masters courses. The course is “Theories of Teaching and Learning” and it’s been a great course. One of … Continue reading

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Movement and Learning: Grow a Better Brain!

Did you know that movement may grow a better brain? It can! Recent research has demonstrated that movement can strengthen learning,improve memory and the retrieval of those memories, and enhance motivation and morale (Jensen, 2005, p. 60). Do you have … Continue reading

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Teaching Character Through Literature

No one is ever too young or ever too old to learn lessons in character. The youngest of children learn lessons in self-control, patience, and respect for others. At every age, we, hopefully, continue to improve on our character and … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned Through Cooking

Congratulations Emily! Recently¬†we celebrated my daughter Emily’s high school graduation. Her party had a Doctor Who theme, thus the graduate Dalek cake you see here. Emily learned her cake decorating skills in an 8-week cake decorating class taught at a … Continue reading

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Teaching Boys

Thursday night, I sat with three moms who had boys of different ages and we talked about the challenges of raising and teaching boys. We all had our stories to tell of times when we were perplexed by what our … Continue reading

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