Today, January 6, 2021, has been a devastating, embarrassing, confusing day in our nation's history.
How do we wrap our heads around what happened today?
How do we explain to our children that our government building--the US Capitol--was broken into by fellow citizens?
How do we discuss the terrorism we experienced today?
How do we approach the fact that the law enforcement officers handled Black Lives Matter demonstrations much differently than they handled today's … Read More...
Duolingo ABC is a free app that teaches children ages 3 - 7 how to read.
Did you get that?
That teaches children ages 3 - 7 how to read.
I love it.
It's developed by learning scientists. This app includes over 300 fun, mini- lessons that teach the alphabet, phonics, and sight words.
And friends, kids love it.
Here's the skinny. . .
Duolingo ABC -- Learn-to-read app for kids 3-7
I think it's important to note that I am by no means saying that you … Read More...
The Learning Match simply connects families with educators.
In this crazy, uncertain time we are all in, we all need help.
So many of my friends, neighbors, and family members are waving the white flag. They are maxed out trying to parent, work, and teach from home, and they're about to lose it.
The more people I talk to, the more I am asked:
Can I help their kids with schoolwork? Would I be able to "coach" the parents in how to teach from home?Do I know any good … Read More...
Friends! Our first Virtual Summit for Educators was such a hit--and the response was so great--that we knew we had to plan another.
So here it is: the second Virtual Summit for Educators.
And educators can earn a certificate for 6 Contact Hours upon completion of the course!
Register now (for access to the replay) below!
Navigating Education in a Time of Uncertainty with Teach Mama: A Virtual Summit for Educators presented by Advancement Courses
And the cost? Free to all … Read More...
Now, more than ever, we need to re-think education.
These past few months have taught us so much. One thing we’ve realized is that we don’t have to keep doing the same things we’ve always done — the realities with which we’ve been presented are malleable. And if yesterday’s order of things can change so dramatically, then it’s well within our power as people and as a community to decide what tomorrow should look like.
In that spirit, Tomorrow, powered by Remake Learning, is a … Read More...
This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group.
Summer looks different for everyone this year.
Pools are closed, vacations are cancelled, and camps are shut down.
However, just because this summer is a little (or a lot!) strange doesn’t mean that it can’t be a ton of fun. I’m thrilled to be partnering with the great folks of the Disney Book Group to share a bit about one of our favorite book series of all times by one of our favorite authors of all times: The Trials of Apollo … Read More...
Backyard adventure begins with "The Never Starting Tales".
Really, it does!
"The Never Starting Tales" may sound unusual, but these tales are simply a collection of re-interpreted fairytales that were created to inspire families to spend more time adventure-seeking in their own back yards.
These stories explore what might have happened if a character never stepped outdoors to actually begin his or her adventure? What if a character instead stayed inside, glued to that … Read More...
Okay, teacher friends, it's time that you got a little fun and pampering!
You have worked your tails off this spring, so we've put a little something together for you: a Virtual Summit for Educators!
The Virtual Summit for Educators: Navigating the Online Classroom & Beyond
Presented by Advancement Courses and hosted by Amy Mascott on June 2, 2020 from 9am - 3pm ET
And the cost? FREE for TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS!
That's right. I joined forces with some really, truly amazing … Read More...
In my many years of working with students, anxiety is something I have seen manifest in a number of ways.
As a parent, I've seen numerous children struggle with anxiety, from toddlers up through teens.
And personally, anxiety is something I have battled myself for over 30 years. It's something my kids struggle with. And my husband. And my sisters.
So when I saw that Advancement Courses offers a 3-graduate-credit course called Strategies for Addressing Student Anxiety, I knew I had to … Read More...
This free Get Out & Move in the 'Hood activity will get kids--siblings, even!--outside, thinking, and working together. Promise.
Sometimes it's difficult to get our kids outside, right?
Sometimes it's hard to get them to use their brains in fun and creative ways.
Sometimes it's all we can do to get them to not hurt each other or get into a fistfight over finishing the last of the Lucky Charms.
I feel your pain. Really I do.
So last weekend, my husband and I put our heads … Read More...