In my very first blog post, I mentioned the kid who told me that I was “torturing” another kid by badgering him to “sound out” words. I have a follow up on this story. Last week I got a graduation invite that read: “Marty & Kathy, Not sure you remember Dean from ____________ Elementary, butContinue reading “A Graduation”
I have never met a child who did not want to learn to read and write. I remember being about 4 years old and trying to draw my mother’s cursive writing. I drew what looked a child’s drawing of the ocean–pointy triangular waves connected across the page. Georgia, Carter, and Brady have favorite books thatContinue reading “Reading Leads to Thinking Skills and Thinking Skills Lead to Reading”
I hate it when my kids pick on one another. Here is something I tried after one particularly disturbing event. Did it work? I think it had some effect.
Dr. Marty gets embarrassed by his lack of knowledge and vows to redeem himself. He imagines a fun way to help kids learn.