As a supplemental learning strategist, I work with families and organizational clients to create customized solutions for engaging students and fostering dynamic learning outside of the traditional classroom.
I speak to diverse audiences around the country on relevant topics in education, education policy, student engagement, parent-led instruction, admissions, test prep, social entrepreneurship and more.
Smart Starts at Home™ is an innovative product suite that transforms everyday parents into extraordinary teachers inside their homes.
If not, then you should! This year, each of our IST Learning Legends wrote a practical learning resolution. Read through each resolution below and have your student(s) choose the resolution (or create a new one!) that s/he will follow for the remainder of the school year. Then, both of you should sign an “accountability agreement” and post it in a conspicuous location in your home. [Read more...]
Posted on 01/24/2013
1. When you can’t make it to the city to go on a museum tour, try visiting those same museums virtually. Check out these on-line museums: Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Science in Boston, and the … [Read more...]
Posted on 06/28/2012
What do Wile E. Coyote, E.T., and John Legend in common? To everyone except me, the answer is “nothing.” But to me, the common thread is that I’ve used each of these as teaching examples in my verbal test prep … [Read more...]
Posted on 03/07/2012
Tomorrow is the first SAT of 2012. Typically, the January test is filled with seniors who started the process really late, or, in many instances those trying one last time to raise their scores before their applications are reviewed. I used the word “typically,” because there are still quite a few parents who have their 11th graders take the SAT “just to see how they’ll do” before they actually start preparing for the it in the spring. Here are three big reasons that this is a BAD, BAD idea: [Read more...]
Posted on 01/27/2012