As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!
Take this test to develop your encouragement skills. Continue reading
Prepare for your children to become more creative during the summer months. Continue reading
A discouraged student can be a discipline problem Provide encouragement. Continue reading
Use “I” statements rather than the accusatory “You” statements. Bolster the child. Continue reading
Do this encouragement worksheet. You may discover that some of your statements are discouraging to the child.
Knowing how to communicate is just as important as knowing how to read and write and its development cannot be left to chance. Continue reading
Never say anything against a child’s person. Children are concrete thinkers. Separate the deed from the doer. Continue reading
Being encouraged makes us feel good and when we feel good about ourselves we function better. We need to find ways to help our students feel good about themselves also. Many of our students are discouraged and discouraged students have … Continue reading
Linus, the character in the “Peanuts” comic strip, announced after his first day at school that he had the worst thing a kid could have—potential. This scene may be playing out in many families when young children come home and … Continue reading