Education

Home/School Communication Tips – My CHEX Daily Segment

Last night on CHEX Daily I chatted with hosts Teresa Kazuba and Mike Judson (who always does a great job keeping the mood light!) about ways to establish strong home/school communication – and why it’s so important! Something I didn’t mention: don’t forget to keep the school/teacher informed about changes in your child’s life (medications, […] Read more…

How Much Should You Help With Homework?

For the “Touchy Subject” in the latest Parents Canada magazine, I answer this question with: “not very much”. See my reasons why (as well as a counterargument) here: http://www.parentscanada.com/school/touchy-subject-is-it-ever-ok-to-take-over-your-kids-homework P.S. As a primary teacher, I don’t believe in assigning very much homework at all, nor have either of my daughters ever brought home an unreasonable […] Read more…

Family Fun at Medieval Times

I know you’ve heard about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, where guests journey back in time, enjoying a four-course medieval feast (eaten only with the hands, of course) while taking in games of skill, falcon and Andalusian stallion performances and the main event: the jousting knights! This week, we visited the Toronto Castle (the only […] Read more…

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