The Reading Wars Continue

I tend to avoid the debates among people discussing reading. I think there is some truth in all sides of a debate. I learned to read early and easily. I am also unabashedly an advocate for children with dyslexia, as it has been an issue identified and championed by our members. I am encouraged by … Continue reading The Reading Wars Continue

7 Ways to Foster Parent Engagement

As educators, we all know how crucial parental engagement is to a student’s success in school. We wish that we could engage all parents with the snap of our fingers. For some parents, teachers don’t even have to do that much. And yet, other parents take far more cajoling. Try some of the hints listed … Continue reading 7 Ways to Foster Parent Engagement

Mental Illness Eludes Most Families

Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know … Continue reading Mental Illness Eludes Most Families

Such a Time as This

I should be sleeping, but I am too awake and have too much to say. Like many of you, I spent the day hot-mess home-schooling. Maybe yours was Pinterest-worthy. Mine resembled more of a dumpster-fire. And while I was "teaching" the little people in my home as if I never taught a day in my … Continue reading Such a Time as This

Franklin Elementary School Hosts Suffragette Museum

In learning project they will never forget, 3rd and 4th grade students along with community members learned about the historic Suffragette movement in Tennessee.