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location Ottawa, Canada
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seen Mar 28 '13 at 16:48

Training developer, teacher, mom, currently experimenting with gamifying instruction and learning via social media.


Jan
17
comment How do you investigate what's going on in the pre-kindergarten classroom?
Depends on the school. In the public system, most teachers welcomed the help. In the Montessori schools we have been involved in (3), they asked for volunteers for very specific things, usually just field trips, not in the classroom. They did, however, have scheduled classroom visitations. They also had much lower student/teacher ratios (8:1, 11:2).
Jan
17
answered What to do when parents disagree regarding their parenting
Jan
17
answered How do you investigate what's going on in the pre-kindergarten classroom?
Jan
16
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
15
answered How do you balance time for playdates vs family time?
Jan
15
revised How can a pre-schooler improve her handwriting skills?
added and clarified ideas
Jan
15
answered How can a pre-schooler improve her handwriting skills?
Jan
15
comment How do we get an eight month old back to sleeping in his crib?
+1 for portable playpen doubling as a crib when traveling. This made bedtime at relatives so much easier.
Jan
5
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
16
comment How do you teach a child to receive gifts graciously?
+1 Fantastic idea! Brilliant! Wish I could +10 it! Accepted because the article answers the question by giving a fun, concrete method to teach children how to be gracious.
Dec
16
accepted How do you teach a child to receive gifts graciously?
Dec
7
comment To medicate or not to medicate?
@DA01 I'm referring to the stigma that there is something wrong with a child on medication. I don't like the label either. It's seems like a way to stereotype the children.
Dec
7
comment To medicate or not to medicate?
Do you ever give them a break from the medication?
Dec
4
revised scientific parenting book for newborns thru pre-school
edited tags
Dec
4
comment scientific parenting book for newborns thru pre-school
An anonymous user suggested: "Try What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot Written by a neurobiologist and mother. Doesn't address all of those questions specifically however is a facinating read and is well referenced".
Dec
4
reviewed Reject suggested edit on scientific parenting book for newborns thru pre-school
Dec
3
revised To medicate or not to medicate?
removed medical questions
Dec
3
comment To medicate or not to medicate?
Thanks! Edited. Our family doctor looked at him for 5 mins and said he was not ADHD, but referred us to a child psychiatrist because we insisted. After testing and diagnosis, the C.Psych encouraged medication in order to prevent social maladjustment, which isn't happening. Now, I'm starting to be concerned about academic progress, but I don't want to give my child drugs. The teachers and the doctors might say there is no stigma associated with this, but there is. I'm looking for non-medical opinions on how other people decided.
Dec
2
asked To medicate or not to medicate?
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Answer