Looking for Book Ideas?

I love sharing book ideas for my learners with their caregivers! Especially for leisure reading! Practicing the skills regularly is essential to reading proficiency and continued success. Summer in particular is a critical time to take advantage of choice reading … Read More

Reading Comprehension: Can it be measured?

Often reading comprehension comes up as a question for families and instructors. This is reasonable – given we read to understand and acquire knowledge. However, screening for comprehension with an assessment tool rarely felt like it got it right. Below … Read More

We All Need “The Hug”

This book is a delight! √ Clever designs surprised my students (and me!). √ Adorable animals charmed me right away. √ Cute humor brought smiles. See my Instagram Post for more pictures and comments. I am using it in February … Read More

Books for the Love of Letters

Maybe your littles don’t love the alphabet, letters, and reading quite yet… I have started with many K and 1st graders who were just like, “Uh – that has letters – no thanks!” (They didn’t say it exactly like that…but … Read More

Multi-sensory Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh

Throughout the wonderful mindfulness training I received, I wanted to find something that would suit my kiddos who might not do well from the get-go with a sitting-breathing approach. My students need multi-sensory learning in all its forms. They benefit … Read More

Fidgets: Focus, Fun, and Function

Wondering how to help a wiggly or inattentive kiddo manage the struggle of hanging in there during learning? Fidgets to the Rescue! What? Thinking those just provide further distraction? Or some toy – when serious work needs be done here?!? … Read More

Topics & Articles that I Recommend

Let me know your thoughts, questions, or if there are topics that you would like to see. Learn Better? This book summary has tips for more effective learning, with an emphasis on the “how” of learning. This is big part … Read More

Transitions – Five for the BackPack to School

How do you handle transitions? Whether you are an educator, parent, or learner – change gives rise to a tangled knot of responses. Excitement, sadness, anxiety, hope. Transitions can be uncomfortable, even when they are rich with promise and opportunities. … Read More

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