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Nov 18,2011 | Posted in Teaching by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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In my 15 plus years as an educator, I have worked in a variety of settings from the classroom to small group to one-on-one instruction. I have enjoyed each venue for a variety of reasons and each has produced many … Read More

Summer Book Party!

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Aug 17,2011 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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This summer, my girls and I decided to create an on-going book log to keep track of all the books that we planned to read. The four of us each set our own individual goals and got to work on … Read More

Teaching and Inspiring one Lesson at a Time…

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Aug 04,2011 | Posted in Teaching by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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I have the best job ever! At times I feel so lucky to have chosen this career! I’ve always had a passion for working with children, dating back to my first babysitting job at the age of 12. When I … Read More

Monday’s Resource – Starfall.com

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Aug 02,2011 | Posted in On-Line Educational Resources by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Starfall.com is a great site that helps and encourages young children as they learn to read. Content is arranged in four main sections that are categorized by reading skill level. Children and parents can select reading games accordingly. The site’s research-based … Read More

Great Resource for Parents Dealing with ADHD!

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Jun 28,2011 | Posted in ADHD by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD? Do you suspect that your child may have ADHD? Not sure where to turn for support? This week’s recommended resource – the CHADD website – will point you in the right direction! CHADD (Children and … Read More

The Education Nation Tour

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Jun 07,2011 | Posted in Learning Resources by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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This week’s recommendation is… The Education Nation Experience – a public exhibition on the current state of education in America. This FREE exhibit will be held in our area at The National Constitution Center from June 6th  through June 12th . … Read More

Should we turn our SCHOOLS into PRISONS… read on!

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May 26,2011 | Posted in State Education Budgets by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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I recently read an article about how a Michigan School Superintendent is pleading the Governor to make his school a prison. I never realized how much money we funnel into the prison system vs. the funds we allocate per student in … Read More

Focusing troubles this time of year?

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May 19,2011 | Posted in Focus by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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This time of year it’s especially difficult to keep kids focused in the classroom. By mid May most students have checked out and many teachers are holding their own personal countdowns to summer. Homework time is just so hard for … Read More

Running + Education = Empowerment

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May 17,2011 | Posted in Running by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Today’s academic resource is not one of my typical educational suggestions or products, but a great program that combines two of my passions – education and running!  Anyone who knows me knows how committed I am to both endeavors. Today’s … Read More

Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

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May 11,2011 | Posted in Kindergarten by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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This is the time of year when many parents start to ponder this very question. Even if your child turns five prior to your state’s cut-off date, you may be still be wondering if they are ready. Kindergarten is much … Read More



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