By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Jan 1st, 2015
If you decide to take a portfolio to an interview, make it compact and easily accessible. Your portfolio should be designed to demonstrate your teaching knowledge and skills. Be selective and include only examples of your best work. When asked questions such as: “Describe your greatest strength,” “Tell us about your most successful lesson,” or “How do you keep parents informed?”, use your portfolio to clarify and support your answers. Here are types of portfolios and things you might include in them.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Dec 1st, 2014
It is estimated that one to two percent of American children have OCD and that a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment are often unavailable. A child with OCD may exhibit the following behaviors at school.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Nov 1st, 2014
This self reflection will help you assess yourself as a role model for the life skills you are trying to develop in the children with whom you work.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Oct 1st, 2014
Before educators can help students cope with their problems and be ready to learn, they must first take time to care for themselves. The following are ways educators can take control of their lives and manage their own stress so that they will be available to assist their students.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Sep 1st, 2014
For parents and teachers, strategies for helping the angry child.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Aug 1st, 2014
Most children object to going to school at one time or another. However, a school phobic child often misses many days for vague reasons. Parents should be concerned if their child appears irrationally anxious, depressed, scared, and/or regularly says that he or she feels too sick to attend class. Here are the symptoms of school phobias and ways parents and teachers can help the affected student.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Jul 1st, 2014
Leah Davies, school counselor, shares what can parents do to balance the use of cell phones and texting with their goal of raising responsible, well-adjusted children.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Jun 7th, 2014
By Leah Davies, M.Ed.
According to recent surveys, less than half of the families in the United States actually sit down to a meal on a regular basis. Yet, studies report that family meals are strongly related to …
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Jun 1st, 2014
Schools have an opportunity to enhance children's social and emotional growth, as well as their academic knowledge. The following activities foster self-understanding, positive peer interaction, initiative, and learning.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Mar 1st, 2014
Autism is a complicated developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to others. Here are some symptoms an autistic child may exhibit and important information for educators of autistic students.