Parent/Teacher conference success:5 proven strategies for teachers

  Parent Teacher Conferences...those three words used to make me cringe. If you’re like me, you don’t look forward to conference time. It’s like this extra dog and pony show that leaves some parents more anxious and overly aggressive than others and you….well exhausted! After teaching the entire day with 6 and 7 year olds, … Continue reading Parent/Teacher conference success:5 proven strategies for teachers

Nervous? Not I…

This weekend, I participated in a compulsory work training on a new concept for primary students called talk for writing. It was quite informative and very new to me. Actually, since the British National curriculum is one that I'm not as familiar with, I find ways to compare and contrast it to the highly familiar American … Continue reading Nervous? Not I…

Disadvantages to raising black children abroad

If you read my last post, I highlighted some of the benefits of raising African-American children overseas. In hindsight, I’ve also experienced situations that weren’t so pleasant. They were more like stark splashes of reality that kept my third eye open and aware. This post is about some of the disadvantages to raising African-American children … Continue reading Disadvantages to raising black children abroad