back to school

Tweet Summer is a great time to learn. I’m a huge advocate for turning off the TV so that kids have rich opportunities to learn to make their own fun, problem solve, and engage in activities that stimulate their imagination. I also know that sometimes the only “Me Time” you can get is by turning […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tweet Now, Patrick and I don’t usually disagree about things. But if you’ve gotten the chance to listen to Tandem Teaching’s  free course on How to Get Your Child (and Yourself) Ready to Go Back To School, you know we didn’t exactly see eye to eye on the whole school lunch thing. Finding ways to make […]

Tweet When asked to describe me a few years ago, my cousin said, “You could put Melissa in a bare room with no doors or windows, hand her a Chinese Checkerboard, and she’d find some way to lose it!” She was right. I spent much of my life searching for papers, keys, my passport . […]