August 2010

Tweet When I was growing up, mom had this book called “Let’s Make a Memory!” Looking back on it, it’s hard to tell why we didn’t love that book. It was filled with different activities that were authentic, engaging, and developmentally appropriate. But I can distinctly remember when we heard mom call out, “Guys! Let’s […]

Tweet I’ve been in professional development all week and we’ve been talking about designing quality curriculum and instruction that produces literate children in 2010. I’ve been reflecting on my own literacy development as a child and asking myself many question. So, I have a question for you. What does it mean to be a literate […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Megan on August 25, 2010

Tweet Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr. Did you catch Tandem Teaching over at Dangerously Irrelevant this week? Read about it here.

Getting Your Kid Talking

by Patrick on August 24, 2010

Tweet The other day I was visiting a friend’s house whose child was notorious for being tight lipped about school. Her mother had just told me the other day how impossible it was to get her child to divulge the well guarded secrets of her day. Well in five minutes of talking to the kid […]

Tweet Here at Tandem Teaching we often give you the “inside scoop” about how to help your child navigate the educational system. But there’s one thing that’s about to come up for almost every kid across America that you don’t need us to fill you in on, because you’ve experienced it yourself on more than […]

Tweet As the school year is approaching it is very important that you, as a parent, know exactly what type of environment you are sending your child into. We know that you are deeply concerned about giving your child the best educational opportunity, and making sure their school year is very successful. But it’s not […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Megan on August 18, 2010

Tweet “In too many modern playrooms, technology makes things appear, disappear, speak and move. There is no effort or creativity, no demand for practice or mastery. All the hard work is done by adults, who often spend years programming their techno-toys. Gilbert’s toys encouraged boys to perform for parents and friends. Today, toys are the […]

Tweet Over 30 years ago the FDA identified two chemicals (triclosan and triclocarban) that were harmful to the human body. The Agency recommended the removal of products that contain these two chemicals in 1978. The Agency did nothing to remove these products from the shelves they knew was harmful. In fact over the last ten […]

The Power of Play

by Melissa on August 16, 2010

Tweet I know you might be thinking, “Ah! The school year’s approaching! Time to brush up on Math Facts and Spelling!” At Tandem Teaching, we definitely believe there’s a place for that. But we’re also begging you  to take these last few, carefree days, and use them very wisely. It might be the last opportunity […]

Tweet As a woman you work, or have a business, and its so easy for you to find time for everything and everyone else except for yourself. As a mom, you work so hard to make sure that you are giving your child(ren) what they need, but its time to take a moment for yourself.  This […]