Defending Children from Screen Sickness

Defending Children from Screen Sickness When Social Media Becomes Destructive Your parents finally let you have a social media presence. It’s about time, all your friends got profiles months before you did. You start with Facebook. Brian’s posting pictures from his family’s trip to Paris, Ashley’s talking about how much she loves her new boyfriend, […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences How ACEs Affect Children and their Potential Traumatic experiences in life are sometimes unavoidable. A family member or close friend dies, you become seriously injured, or your house and all your belongings are lost in a natural disaster. Unfortunately, bad experiences don’t only happen to adults, either. It is extremely important that […]

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Bullying in Schools, and What To Do About It

Bullying in Schools, and What To Do About It Tips to Help Parents and Teachers Quell Bullying Bullying is, unfortunately, a common pox on many childhoods and even adulthoods. It can also have devastating mental and physical effects, including depression, anxiety, easting disorders, self-harm, trust issues, social disorders and drug use. These issues don’t go […]

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Free Speech Part 3

The World in the Absence of Freedom Free Speech Part 3 The last two posts on the YesPhonics blog have both been about freedom of speech; first, we explored at first amendment rights in American schools, and then we dove into the contentious realm of book banning. In this final installment of our free speech […]

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Free Speech Part 2: Book Banning

Free Speech Part 2: Book Banning Part 1 of this series dealt with what free speech looks like in America. In this post, we’ll look at book banning, and its impact on literature and education. Book banning is nothing new. Before the invention of the printing press, books were rare and expensive. They took a […]

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Free Speech in School The Importance of Speech and Objectivity: Part 1 By Courtney Duke Graves Since the ratification of the Constitution, America has enjoyed a level of free speech unseen in many parts of the world. Laws and movements threatening to stifle this right crop up from time to time, but we rely on […]

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iPads in Schools: Pros and Cons

iPads in Schools: Pros and Cons How much technology is too much? Some things about the back to school days never change. Teachers are still asking for #2 pencils and composition notebooks. Parents are still taking photos of their kids as they get on the bus for the first day. But some things have changed: […]

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What Happened to Block Scheduling?

What Happened to Block Scheduling Might I suggest a visit to our school? A guest post by Ann Michaelsen I just read this article: “Fiddling with Time in Classrooms” by Larry Cuban, and found it quite interesting. First of all, block scheduling in the USA seems to be very different from what we do in […]

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How to reverse the summer brain drain and still have fun

How to Reverse the Summer Brain Drain Three Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Child Motivated and Excited Summer’s coming to a close, vacation trips are over, and back-to-school gear is popping up in all the stores. More important than your kid having the right three-ring binder and matching notebooks is that they have the right […]

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Childhood Speech Disorders Part 2: Three Common Mistakes in Therapy

Childhood Speech Disorders Part 2: Three Common Mistakes in Therapy For most of my childhood, I had problems with my speech. As mentioned in Part 1, speech errors are normal while children are first learning to talk, but the errors should resolve themselves naturally by the time the child is in kindergarten. My errors, however, […]

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