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Teacher Conferences

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on March 7th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

teacher-students-globeParents, teachers, students…it’s hard to tell who is more nervous about those conferences. They’re seldom long enough, and often not private enough, for deep conversation. So how can you get the most out of them?

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Read, Read, Read

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on February 6th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – 2 Comments

girl-readingIf your child is in grades K-6 and the teacher is worried about whether his or her reading skills are at grade level, remember these three rules:

  •  Don’t Panic
  •  Always Carry a Book (preferably two)

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Reading Aloud to Tweens and Teens

Posted in General, Jane Kise on March 13th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

I once got a classroom full of struggling 8th graders to finish a complicated assignment by promising to read a Dr. Seuss book to them. A high school English teacher reduced tardies to zero by beginning each class with a short chapter from a children’s book. I’ve finished conference talks with a read-aloud, and at the close there’s a contented sigh from the entire audience. We’re never too old to enjoy a read-aloud.

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“Other” Kinds of Books

Posted in Jane Kise on March 1st, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – 1 Comment

One of my colleagues is as in to great novels and epic tales as I am. Guess what her eldest son enjoys reading? Instruction manuals for building skyscrapers and airplanes! It took her a long time to realize that he wasn’t that interested in reading because their tastes were so different that he disliked just about everything she suggested!

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Tuesdays with Jane: Ways to Nurture Lifelong Readers

Posted in Jane Kise on February 21st, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Reading is truly mandatory if children are to succeed, yet forcing children to read can make them hate it even more. Further, incentives backfire in the long run (unless the incentive is being able to purchase more books to read when they finish the ones they have!) Here are a few ways to keep reading fun if your children haven’t yet caught the Bookworm Bug.

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Jane Kise: Reading for Enjoyment is Mandatory!

Posted in Jane Kise on February 15th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

At our house we have two natural bookworms: my son and me. The week he learned to read, we could barely tear him away from a book at his cousin’s birthday party to join in the fun. Is it any surprise he ended up an English major?

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