Bullying…an issue for all

Mar 11, 2011 | Posted in Bullying, Uncategorized by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Every time I turn on the news or go on-line I see a story about bullying. It breaks my heart to hear of so many children suffering at the hands of bullies. I speak to parents on a daily basis … Read More

Aha Moments

Mar 10, 2011 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

We all have experienced at least one Aha moment at some point in our lives. As a teacher, I have had the pleasure of witnessing those Aha moments from the perspective of my students. Let me tell you – there … Read More

Teach & Tutor Cautiously…

Mar 05, 2011 | Posted in Math by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

When working with kids we need to be cautious as to how we approach their individual academic needs. The last thing we want to do is overwhelm them or stress them out! Let me share with you a story that … Read More

The Power of a Camera

Feb 09, 2011 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Ok, so do any of you have a child who struggles with reading or isn’t into reading at all? Well, do I have an idea that may work for you!  One of my girls struggles a bit with reading. She … Read More

Animals Roaming the Classroom, You Say?

Jan 27, 2011 | Posted in Unique Approches to Learning by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

I have been a teacher for some 16 years in one discipline or another and what I love most about teaching is that no matter how long you’ve been at it, one thing remains constant – the element of surprise. … Read More

Note Taking Techniques for Middle School Students

Dec 14, 2010 | Posted in Note Taking Techniques by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Students in middle school are at an extremely critical stage in terms of academic development. Note taking techniques honed in these grades will help prepare students for their high school and college years. As students move through middle school they … Read More

Thoughts on American Education Week

Nov 19, 2010 | Posted in American Education Week by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

With the 89th annual American Education Week (November 14–20) drawing to a close, I find myself reflecting on the significance of the endeavor’s mission – which is to spotlight the importance of providing every child in the county with a … Read More

The SAT Test – Making Sense of it All

Oct 13, 2010 | Posted in SAT Prep by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

The SAT Reasoning Test, formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test, has undergone some changes in recent years. The most recent version of the SAT, instituted in March 2005, now includes three sections – math, verbal … Read More

Back-To-School Night – What to Expect

Sep 18, 2010 | Posted in Back To School by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

I spent many years as a classroom teacher and have hosted many Back-To-School nights. This was one of my favorite events, as it was my first chance to meet and greet my new student’s parents/caregivers. Most parents/caregivers are equally excited, … Read More

Channel 10 Back to School Feature

Aug 19, 2010 | Posted in Video and Media by t4d

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