Category Archives: Education and Parenting

Issues related to education and parenting, some learned from many years in public schools and Treetop private school:-) aka Mining in a Treetop

Education: Getting it All Together–Make Boards Not Splinters

Combatting the Shininess Syndrome by Fitting Puzzle Pieces to Make Boards, Not Splinters in Our Efforts to Educate Our Children Psychoeducational columnist and educational consultant Hildra Tague will journey with parents and professionals into The Shininess Syndrome–where we often get by … Continue reading

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Mining in a Treetop: Education Matters

Providing ideas and encouragement to parents, teachers, family members, and anyone else who works with or cares about children of any age. Many years ago I founded a tiny private school as an alternative for families who didn’t feel they … Continue reading

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Church Stories: Helping Children Learn to Sit in Church

Although child-rearing practices vary greatly, almost everyone wants kids in church to not run around and to sit with some measure of quietness. Their parents and others who love them want them to get something out of their time in … Continue reading

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Poem: IQ for Me and You

I’ve got one, and you do too. The official name for it is IQ. IQ too often stands alone, like a good dose of ole’ corn pone. Looking at it alone is such a crime. Smart folks think it’s a … Continue reading

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Teaching History of The Eighties with a Rap Song

Whether it is for history teachers to use in order to introduce students to names and events they can research, or just for fun and nostalgia, The Eighties Rap video on YouTube is here. Some classes use the lyrics, either … Continue reading

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My Educational Philosophy

One of the vital threads of my philosophy is to “Forget Not to Have Fun Learning” as this attitude is caught by pupils, relaxing and motivating the educational atmosphere. It is worth taking the time and trouble to construct a learning environment … Continue reading

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The Case for Interesting Learning Environments for Jr. Hi and Sr. Hi Classrooms

After retiring from teaching I spent a couple of years subbing in a wide variety of classes. Since less substitute teachers want Jr. or Sr. high I spent much time in classrooms in a number of schools and subjects. I … Continue reading

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