Health concerns are mounting and school’s are closing. You never planned on homeschooling. Your kids may be stunned or overjoyed. If all of a sudden you are juggling work, home life and your kid’s learning, you may be joining a … Continue reading
Fifteen minutes of staylistening followed by fifteen minutes of hanging out (aka Special Time) turned out to be the magic formula for my then fifteen-year old daughter on this particular Sunday evening. My daughter was in a crabby mood. She … Continue reading
A sweet 9-year-old student whom I tutor came in the other day in a somewhat low-key mood. He got ready to do the math that I had planned for him. We were working on calculating the area of various shapes … Continue reading
Sometimes we don’t realize the effect we can have on people, simply through our listening (or not listening). I was moved by how a little listening can move mountains.
Playlistening with Ravid Aisenman Abrahmsohn The other day my oldest daughter who is 10 came home from school very tense. She was hot, tired and hungry, but there was also something else that was bothering her, and she wouldn’t say what. … Continue reading
During Special Time my daughter was gleefully giving me homework problems to do. Whether I followed her instruction exactly or fumbled with a mistake, I was always WRONG. I happily played my part in this game, exclaiming with distress how I just couldn’t seem to figure it out or do it right.
Then as I was working on the next “assignment,” she all the sudden said, “DING! It’s time to move to the next station. No, no, stop what you’re doing! It’s time to move on. No, you can’t finish it!”
My daughter was given a month to learn all the states and their capitals. She’s in fifth grade. About two weeks before the due date, she had learned some states, but not many, and I made the suggestion that we … Continue reading
I FINALLY realized what was bothering her the entire time.
A father in one of our groups tried Staylistening when his 3rd grade daughter ran into a tough patch with math homework. She had left her math homework for last, it was late in the evening, and she was in for a nasty surprise. Her math homework was a whole page of 30 math questions!