When faced with a move, one of the main concerns for families is selecting a new school. During the school year, children will spend more hours at school than at home each day, making this decision of utmost importance. The right school can ignite a passion for learning, improve self-confidence, and provide positive social interactions. Your school will be the place you spend time as a family and where friendships will develop. Choosing the Right School Begin by creating a list of the things that you value. Consider any special needs, opportunities for athletic and arts development, academic rigor, and then seek to find the best fit for all children in the family. Preliminary research should be completed online to help narrow your choices to your top two or three schools. A few…
Why It's Great to Have a Stubborn Child
Science says you should want to raise a strong-willed kid
Toddler Montessori...What are the benefits?
Many working parents are looking for a safe and healthy environment for their very young children. Options for child care are limitless and varied in what they have to offer a young child. However, current research shows us that the most crucial part of a child's development happens in the unconcscious absorbent mind, from 0-3 years old. That bei...
Charter school facts vs. myths: What NAACP needs to learn
Two Fridays ago, a national debate in education came to Florida: Are charter schools a good thing, and specifically, are they good for children of color? The second part of the question is particularly interesting to the civil-rights organization that hosted a hearing in Orlando to explore it: the NAACP . It’s also a vital question to me as an African-American educator. So, I made the trip from Polk County to speak.
On The Shoulders of Giants: Tips for Aspiring Female Surgeons
Using history, personal experience, and a bit of tough love, Dr. Lisa Lattanzi inspires and prepares prospective female surgeons for their future careers.