Is Spelling Dead?

Written by Maren Schmidt on March 07, 2017

In today’s tech world with computerized dictation programs, along with the ability to use spelling auto-correct as we write, there is an educational faction that says that learning to spell is unimportant, that spelling is dead.

Research shows,...

FREE WEBINAR: Steps To Reading Success

Written by Maren Schmidt on February 26, 2017
  • Want FUN reading activities to do with preschoolers?
  • Want to feel confident about children's reading?

In Steps To Reading Success, you'll learn:

  • Skills essential to reading success
  • Common developmental obstacles
  • Why one important skill is...

Free Webinar: What Does It Take To Become A Good Observer?

Written by Maren Schmidt on February 21, 2017
  • Have you ever wished for the proverbial teacher's eyes in the back of your head?
  • Do you want to help children overcome their learning obstacles?

Observation is the skill to help you become more effective.

FREE WEBINAR: Helping Parents "Get" Montessori

Written by Maren Schmidt on January 29, 2017

 Are you a school leader concerned about helping your school families "understand" Montessori?   

On Wednesday, February 8 or Thursday, February 9, at 4 PM Pacific, please join me for a 45-minute webinar on Helping Parents "Get" Montessori.

In...

FREE WEBINAR: Helping Children Learn To Listen 

Written by Maren Schmidt on December 27, 2016

In my many years of working with young children, there is one question I hear frequently from parents and teachers:

How do I get children to listen to me?

When we are confronted with tantrums, defiant behavior, or worse, it’s difficult to know...