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Its Almost Book Time ! From Jo

Things are getting quite exciting for me! It is almost time for my book, “The BS Years (Before School), Setting the Stage for School Success” to be published! It should be available the end of January or in February. I am looking forward to seeing what folks will think of it. I am pretty proud […]

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Challenge for Children Grandparents Rule

I have mentioned several times in previous blogs about how lucky I was to have parents to help me in my journey to becoming a teacher. I know of several other cases where the grandparents have actively participated in raising and educating their family members. My friend,Elizabeth, is on to her third generation of educating […]

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Pregnant with Possibilities

Let’s look at three main ways that babies are thought to learn in the womb. ( See, I’m still convinced we can help our babies learn in utero). First, they learn by experiences. According to babycentre.com babies recognize familiar voices and music they heard in the womb, and are soothed by them after birth. They’re […]

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Accountability From Jo

I heard from a couple of friends recently about accountability in education.It is clear to me that we all have strong feelings regarding this issue and maybe it is a good idea to explore the roles each of using the Learning Team play.I am of the opinion that we are, indeed, a learning team. Now, […]

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Grandparents Rule!

In a recent post I talked about the various reasons for grandparents to be involved in their grandchildren lives. My niece sent me some articles from The West Valley View Newspaper that serves Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson, Arizona, that speaks just to that topic. They describe how the West Valley cities proclaimed […]

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Pregnant with Possibilities

Pregnant with Possibilities This information regarding what babies learn in utero comes from www.babycentre.co.uk. I read the article in October of 2015 and was so excited to read about what I completely have always believed. It begins by stating that “You womb is a sensory playground for your baby and from about ten weeks she […]

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Educational Diversity From Jo

According to Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour, “There are endless possibilities if you just step outside yourself a little bit”. I think we can use this quote to support the fact that we need to find new, diverse ways to deliver education. To me it helps me think about creating […]

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Grandparents rule!

Hello there, I have been thinking a lot about the role grandparents play in the lives of families today. For many years we became somewhat separated from our immediate families due to a variety of reasons- jobs, life style choices and numerous other issues. But, I am seeing more of a trend today for families […]

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Pregnant With Possobilities

This question, “Will my baby learn anything in the womb?” has elicited a wide variety of answers and has evolved considerably over time. Back in 1960 and 1963 when I was pregnant, there were not many, including doctors, who believed that learning occurred in the womb and actually they believed the very notion was foolish.All […]

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Balance

I’ve been thinking about all the stressors we have in our everyday lives- those things that are either too much to do or there is too little time to do it all in. There are the usual ones like family-do you have children, should you have children, and what about their education? How about parents? […]

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