Navigating Your Kids

Experiences and perspective on the School Years

July 15, 2015
by Frances
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“Thank You Government”…..said NO Profession EVER!

  I recently sat through a meeting with an administrator, who came prepared with a folder full of charts, schedules and power points and the discussion ensued as to how we should and could become more productive if we only … Continue reading

February 27, 2015
by Frances
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‘Community Organizer’ Might Not Be A Bad Thing: Opting Out

Someone (who I don’t think agrees with me on much) asked me about a quote in the local newspaper article they thought was attributed to me.  (It wasn’t)  “You always seem to have something to say.” Why, yes…..yes I do … Continue reading

February 8, 2015
by Frances
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Stop the Insanity: Drilling and Testing in the Early Years–Part 1

I learned to read before I went to school.  It wasn’t because my mother stood in front of me with flash cards for hours every day.  It wasn’t because my dad prepared an advanced protocol for subliminal messaging during sleep.  … Continue reading

August 2, 2014
by Frances
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The Struggling Student…. What Next?: Part 1

You may recently have found yourself as a parent of a struggling student and may be dealing with a short-term, minor problem or a major disability.  Time, observation, and intervention will tell the story–some teachers and school administrators will be … Continue reading

July 26, 2014
by Frances
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WHAT IF……..?

Sometimes the answer to a problem is  a fresh perspective,  re-thinking, a paradigm shift…..and the willingness to try something different. WHAT IF……the answer to the education problem in America is not more data, more money, more technology….but more personal contact … Continue reading

March 26, 2014
by Frances
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Teachers: This One’s for You

I have observed teachers all of my life. I have seen teachers discreetly take bags of clothes, shoes and food to kids in need. I have seen teachers acquire musical instruments for kids who have an interest but no resources. … Continue reading