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To Men in Hardhats – with Love

My town is in a growth boom. Buildings going up everywhere. Everyday I see men (mostly men) carrying steel rebar, pouring concrete, and operating heavy machines. Out in all kinds of weather (mostly rain) and using their bodies rigorously. When I spoke of my admiration at a recent parent evening, I could see that onemore >>

Boys: Academics & Schooling

Boy Talk #1: He Isn’t Reading Yet

Boy Talk #1: He Isn’t Reading Yet

“He’s 5 and he isn’t reading yet…” a father worries. Strong reading and writing skills are essential to academic success and are key indicators for life-long economic success. It’s a fairly recent phenomenon that we’ve started worrying about whether our 5-year olds were reading. Sure, some boys and girls are reading voraciously by kindergarten, butmore >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

Janet’s Toolbox Tip: Psychogeography

…because you can never have enough tools in your toolbox. Psychogeography Psychogeography – It’s a big word – it simply means the effect your location has upon your interaction with another. In other words, when you call directions upstairs to your son from the kitchen, you’re likely going to get different results than if youmore >>

Educators: Tips & Strategies

Spelling Strategy

…because you can never have enough tools in your toolbox – and hopefully this one will ease some of the homework fights and tears… #1 Spelling Strategy Have you noticed how some people seem to be ‘natural’ spellers?  Maybe you are one. When creative spellers ask them how they do it, they may say it just looks right withoutmore >>

Boys: Social & Emotional Life

To Men in Hardhats – with Love

My town is in a growth boom. Buildings going up everywhere. Everyday I see men (mostly men) carrying steel rebar, pouring concrete, and operating heavy machines. Out in all kinds of weather (mostly rain) and using their bodies rigorously. When I spoke of my admiration at a recent parent evening, I could see that onemore >>


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