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Don’t Wait For That Point

A few months ago, I read the following from the HUMANS OF NEW YORK photo blog. https://twitter.com/humansofny “My high school wasn’t very challenging. I never had to struggle. I was 15th in the class. Section leader in my marching band. Top of this. Top of that. Where I grew up, not too many people go …

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What’s Your Plan?

Remember- A New Year’s resolution is just a wish without a plan! What’s your plan? Use the steps of GOSTRONG to help your year get off to a strong start.


Back to School I am often asked, “What is the best planner?” The answer: “The one you will use!”   Not only having a planner but also knowing how to use it is key to success in school. Yet something so instrumental is often left to chance, inconsistent in methodology or ignored. Let’s begin by …


It’s About Time, Pt. 2

Once your child has the ability to feel and tell time, you can begin to teach calculating and estimating time. Calculating Time The ability to know exactly how much time has passed or will pass between designated moments is necessary in life. Unfortunately, many of our students treat this calculation as an addition or subtraction …

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It's All About Time

It’s About Time

The switch of the clock for daylight saving time is a great opportunity to think about time. Time is a difficult concept for anyone to understand. Einstein showed us that time is relative, and while that may be true in the big picture, time is absolute in today’s world and your child’s classroom. There is …

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Recently, I had the opportunity to moderate a discussion after the viewing of the movie Screenagers. Delaney Ruston, physician and filmmaker, “takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media video games academics and internet addiction.“ The movie investigates the …

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Chronic Lateness Part 2

Last month, the article “ We Know Why You’re Always Late” caught my eye. (http://www.wsj.com/articles/we-know-why-youre-always-late-1422900180). Lateness is a problem whether it involves physically not arriving, not providing information, not turning in assignments or not completing projects at the expected time. The cunundrom is encapsulated by Justin Kruger, a social psychologist and professor in the marketing …

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Chronic Lateness

Time Management is a topic of discussion in a variety of different professions and industries. The Wall Street Journal recently tackled the topic of lateness in their article “We Know Why You’re Always Late” (http://www.wsj.com/articles/we-know-why-youre-always-late-1422900180). The article discusses the chronically late. “One main explanation for their behavior is deceptively simple, psychologists say: People simply underestimate …

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Illinois Association for Gifted Children

This week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Annual Convention of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. http://www.iagcgifted.org/ Their mission statement declares, “The Illinois Association for Gifted Children empowers educators, families and communities by advancing effective practices, programs and policies to promote the development of gifted and talented children throughout Illinois.” Over 500 …

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Musings from the CAGT Conference

In October I had the privilege of speaking at the Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Annual Conference. Hundreds of educators, administrators and parents gathered to share thoughts related to CAGT’s mission of assuring “gifted children grow socially, emotionally and academically to become well-adjusted, contributing members of society…” I presented two talks, the first …

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