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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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If You Want Your Child to Read, Read!!

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on February 18th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Girl read bookLast week, I explained the first rule of what to do if your child’s teacher is concerned about his or her progress as a reader: DON’T PANIC!! By that I mean, concentrate on creating a love of reading rather than on worksheets, tutors, or other programs that dwell on isolated skills rather than on the natural lure of stories. If your children watch TV or play video games that have a plot line, they do love stories. Help them see books in the same light.

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How Does Your Child Create?

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on July 5th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Is your child creative? Actually, I can answer, “Yes!” for you without meeting your children, for all of us have a creative bent.

Too often, though, we’re anxiously examining our preschooler’s artwork, piano experimentation, acting skills or storytelling attempts for signs of the next da Vinci, Shirley Temple or Shakespeare while overlooking valuable, yet perhaps less flashy, forms of creativity. The danger is that we might not encourage or even provide opportunities for our children to display other styles.

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