September 2010

Wednesday Wisdom – Bored?

by Megan on September 8, 2010

Tweet “If a child is bored, that means that they’re having some time to sit and think, ‘What can I do next,’ and that’s a valuable skill.” -Maureen O’Brien, Ph.D. child development specialist

The Case for Charter Schools

by Patrick on September 7, 2010

Tweet About every week a parent asks me, “What’s a charter school?” A charter school is a public school that is autonomous from the school district. They were started in the 1991 and 1992 in order to reform public schools. The problem Ray Budde saw was that schools were becoming increasingly homogeneous. Kids all over […]

Tweet Dear Moms, By now you should be in the full swing of things and we at Tandem Teaching know that you are executing our back to school tips and tricks with ease and precision, right? For some of you yes, but for others you’re proabably thinking, I really do need some help.  Lets see, are […]

Tweet “The very brain circuits that are activated during play are also activated during joyous, happy moments in our lives, and the more you exercise a brain circuit, the stronger it gets. So letting kids have a good time in play is one of the healthiest things you can do for them.” -Daniel Goldman, Ph.D. […]