Back To School: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

When I was a kid, this was my least favorite time of the year. Drug stores started stocking “Back To School” supplies and Staples had that infamous TV commercial, which played the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. A man, who I assumed was the father, is riding on the back of…

What exactly is Self-Directed Learning and why is it so important for our children?

Thoughts on Self-Directed Learning in Medical Schools: Making Students More Responsible, published at Johns Hopkins University, broadly defines Self-Directed Learning (SDL). The authors stress the importance of having the ability to teach oneself and to not continuously require direction from teachers. I found this article to be both fascinating and troubling. Although not all of…

Are Fidget Toys Just A Lot Of Hype?

Although he has never been diagnosed, I suspect that my 4 year old son is hyperactive. He’s always moving and fidgeting, and trying to feed him at dinner is like trying to hit a constantly moving target. It’s chaotic for us as he spins through the house like the Tazmanian devil, but I wouldn’t have…

10 good reasons to home school your child

10 good reasons to home school your child | The Guardian Flexibility No school runs Child-led learning Write you own timetable Benefits of one to one Interactive Boosts confidence Best of both worlds Legal niceties Support network

Home Schooling NYC

Summer is coming to a close the hot topic of discussion is “Back to School”. Some parents are jumping for joy, while others are frantically buying supplies and clothes. The end of summer sticks out in my mind because this is about the time when I would be freaking out about finishing my summer reading….