Tag Archives: social media

There is no such thing as a perfect parent

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Many of the following mistakes are made in the name of love. Too often we think we are helping our children when the long-term results of what we do may be discouraging. Other mistakes are made because we just don’t know what else to do. Thankfully, one of the foundation principles of Positive Discipline is that “Mistakes […]

Covid Showed Us What Really Matters in Education

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A few weeks ago, I sat down with a few high school students in Singapore. Randomly asked about their virtual schooling experience. The students, in particular, had some good things to say about their virtual experience: They liked that teachers were focusing more on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, and less on grades. They liked […]

Let Them Show You How They Learn

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A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Bonding With The Right Questions

Mother Bonding With Child

Parent : How was school today? Child : Ok, Not too bad. Parent : What did you do? Child : Nothing much, lessons. Parent : Have you eaten? Child : I am not hungry. Sounds familiar? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. […]

Educating Your Kids About Sexting

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What is sexting? It is when two or more people send sexually explicit text messages that may or may not include full or partially nude photos. Many teens these days feel that it is not much of a big deal however there are actually serious consequences that might occur.  Sexing is damaging be it whichever […]

Did Your Child Saw Something Obscene Online?

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If your child is online, it’s not a question of if they will see disturbing content. It’s a question of when. Suicide streamed live. Beheadings. Animal abuse. Violent pornography. The internet is a showcase for the best – and the very worst – of human behaviour. Just recently, TikTok hit the headlines with news that […]

Digital Storytelling Fosters Authentic Learning For Your Child

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Everybody loves stories, no matter if we are hearing them or telling them. Exploring digital storytelling in your classroom connects students to an age-old practice in an entirely modern way. Storytelling has a rich history as a communication tool in various guises, from cave drawings, through the oral storytelling tradition in many cultures, to its […]

Why Media Literacy Matters For Your Child?

Daughter and Son distracted by online video content

Part of media literacy is the crucial ability to determine the reliability of all that information. Media literacy has become a more important consideration in our children’s futures than ever. Educators must be familiar with the media’s role in our changing woguiderld. It’s here to stay as the main component of how society shares information […]

Using Social Media For Classroom Research

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Did you know it’s possible for students to use social media as a classroom research tool? Over the years social media has evolved from being a mere communication platform where people can connect with their long-time friends. It has matured into a platform where people conduct real business in addition to just making connections. Facebook […]

Lets build healthier relationships with technology!

Family bonding together with technology

How can we build healthier relationships with technology? While, of course, social media has its benefits, it has also taken over young people’s relationships and is constructing their daily reality—homework, weekend plans, flirting, friendship, their sense of self and belonging—all within a system that is designed to capture and monetize our attention. In this unprecedented […]