The NYC high school application process designed under Mayor Bloomberg was intended to level the academic field, offering equal opportunities to all students regardless of economics, language, or academic achievement. But as many of my followers may know, this process is anything but equitable and is often a nightmare […]
By now I have learned that reading is most fatiguing for Jake. And because it is slow and arduous, his attention drifts easily. While his parents are complaining of the number of hours spent on homework, I can see the number of hours lost fruitlessly staring at pages while his thoughts are somewhere else. What we need is a new plan, something I never run short of.
I know it’s hard to break old habits, and it takes time to build new ones, but no more excuses. Just admit you didn’t do it, and do better next time.
Familiar with the old adage, When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is, my invisible antenna raised.
CHAPTER 4 – Our First Session – Organization I arrived 5 minutes early, excited to get started with Jake. The doorbell chime was followed by none of the chatter I heard on my initial evaluation visit, only silence. I waited and rang again. Still nothing. A bit disappointed, I reached […]
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 […]
1.Large month at a glance calendar
2. 7 pocket accordion pleated file
3. 5×7 weekly planner
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 […]
A student has 20 vocabulary words to learn for homework before each weekly test. Each week the student struggles to memorize the words, but has yet to receive a passing grade on the tests. What can students do to be more successful, and better yet, own the words for their comfortable vocabulary usage? […]