What should a child’s learning life look like at home?

Parents and teachers: I pose this question and hope to generate conversation: What should a child’s learning life at home look like? Here is my answer! It should be joyful

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Come join us at NCTE Saturday, November 17th(L.46):  Planning Writing Studies That Ignite Teacher and Student Curiosity

Join Karen Cohen Caine, Patricia Vitaly-Reilly, Claire Noonan and me on Saturday, November 17th at NCTE (L 46 4:15-5:30) as we think together about ways to reignite curiosity in both

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Because I am both a ‘Mommy’ and an educational consultant, parents and teachers often ask me: What can I do as a parent over the summer (or suggest as a

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Finding The ‘Right’ Balance

I’m one proud mama! In the past week, my baby graduated from preschool and did a solo gymnastics routine.  She even ended with a cartwheel (which was HUGE as she

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The Elephant In The Room: Why Shouldn’t I Pre-Plan A Writing Conference?

Last week, I was studying a kindergarten writing sample with a group of teachers in preparation for a writing conference . Dear Ms. Natale, I think that when people go

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