Homeschooling Because of Covid-19?

Now that many school districts have closed their doors, parents are taking responsibility for their children's continued education, often while working from home. While some schools are able to provide their students with distance-learning opportunities, such as take-home bags and Google Classroom assignments, it sounds like a lot of parents are on their own when…

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Update: Week Eleven

Happy Pi Day, everyone! After completely disregarding my reading goals last week in favor of indulging in excessive amounts of Harry Potter fanfiction, it probably won't surprise you to learn that this week I threw myself back into the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge with a vengeance. My goal for the week was to complete some of…

How Do I Get My Child To Read?

Before I decided to leave the classroom to pursue a career in writing, I taught English/Language Arts at the middle and high school levels. One of the concerns that I frequently heard from parents was regarding reading. Usually the conversation involved the parent saying something like this: "I've been trying to get my kids to…