While visiting the LBJ Memorial Library in Austin, Texas, I became keenly aware of the role Mama Johnson played in her son’s life. Following the life story of Lyndon Baines Johnson through annotated photographs, I had an epiphany. Lyndon wasn’t born in presidential shoes, he was a baby and […]
Baltimore County students began their first week of school on August 24. Many smiling faces headed out doors that day. Children with freshly cut hair, new shoes and school supplies stuffed in backpacks hanging from their shoulders headed off excited to start the school year, meet their teachers and reconnect […]
Part 3 THE EVALUATION REPORT Re: Jake Pullman Parents: Evelyn & Terry Pullman Siblings: 3 brothers, 8 yrs. and twins 5yrs. ASSESSMENT: Jake is a 10-year-old fifth grader in a Montgomery County Public School. In my initial meeting with him, he presented as a sensitive yet a strong-willed young […]
There are many academic coaches in the area to choose from. It’s a buyers market. And it’s most important that you choose one you and your child can comfortably work with.
Evelyn the mother of four boys sat hunched over a throw pillow on her living room sofa. Tears filled her eyes. Terry, her husband, sat at the far end of the sofa with his arms locked tightly across his chest. I had just finished meeting with their son Jake, the identifiable cause leading to the call for my help.
The New Year begins with a blank slate on which we can set new goals and challenges to make the coming year even better than the last. As a family coach and learning specialist I always think about building family relations and student success.With the onset of free time […]
How to Avoid Holiday Stress: Advise all guests to park grudges outside the door List foods to be served on the refrigerator door Plan a family game Make seating arrangements in advance & note with place cards Have take home containers available for leftovers. Thanksgiving is a time to share with family […]