Why do teachers need to be humanists, competent, and creative?

Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator and philosopher, once said, “Education will not change the world, it will change the people who are going to change the world.”  Sometimes teachers forget how powerful their words and actions can be for students.  The Dwyer Family Foundation has covered just how impactful a teacher’s words can be in… Continue Reading

Special education matters if we want to reach inclusion

Special education is defined by the United States Department of Education as “…specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, …”  The previous is an excerpt from Section 300.39 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which covers the assistances that states require to educate… Continue Reading

Mind what you say, you never know the impact it will have

Teachers are a powerful force in any child’s upbringing.  They can spend up to a third of the day educating young and curious minds.  This education can often times influence a child’s prospects for the future.  Students look up to teachers.  They see their educators as all-knowing beings.  They can’t fathom a teacher not knowing… Continue Reading

Boost your children responsibility with this 5 easy steps

Children are quite competent at handling various responsibilities, and at this age, they are developing a sense of how some chores, like picking up litter in the park, can benefit an entire community. Most kids don’t have internal motivation to be responsible, so yours may still need occasional reminders and motivation. At this stage, it… Continue Reading

All you need to know about human memory

Memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Encoding allows information from the outside world to be sensed in the form of chemical and physical stimuli. Memory actually takes many different forms. Patrick Dwyer explains that the kind information and how long we retain it determines what type of memory it… Continue Reading

5 Reasons why Every Kid Needs to be in an After School Program

Technology is absorbing our children’s life more and more with the passing of each day.  We see school children walking around with tablets, better smartphones than their parents, and gadgets that adults will possibly never comprehend.  Even though the use of technology can help children gain some important skills in life there is one where… Continue Reading