Considering Trauma

The process of becoming a teacher in today's society is both exciting and challenging. Right now, I am lucky enough to be fulfilling my student teaching requirement with a wonderful and entertaining classroom of kindergarteners. In all honesty, I have been thoroughly enjoying my student teaching experience thus far. It has been both rewarding and …

Historical Non-Fiction

ATTENTION ALL READERS! Have you heard of Steve Sheinken?  If you are a parent, a student, or an educator, you definitely should know who he is! Steve Sheinken is an author of children's literature. But he isn't any run-of-the-mill kid's book author.  He writes historical non-fiction. He takes prominent figures in American History (think George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, …

The Child’s Perspective

Children are amazing in so many different ways. Adults, especially educators, tutors, and parents, have so many stories to tell about their numerous interactions with children that attest to this statement. Some are positive anecdotes, while others are negative, and still others are simply hilarious. But when adults do talk about kids, it’s usually in …

Life-Long Learning

Teachers are often tasked with the large responsibility of instilling a true love for learning in their students. Not only do they want to foster positive educational skills, but they want to ensure that their students are engaging with the educational process in an effective way. Many students disengage from learning if an initial love …