Next school year, our precious little angel will be a kindergartner. It's not our first kindergarten rodeo, but it is my first time feeling pressure to choose the perfect school for her. What's worse is that the expectation of what...
Even in the time of COVID, some things are inevitable and back to school shopping is one of them. Whether you're in the in-person camp, the distance learning camp or the homeschooling camp, supplies are a must. While we...
Spinderella, cut it up one time. Let's talk about (Texas) Sex (Ed), baby You may or may not remember what if anything you were taught in school about sex. I’m not talking about what we learned from friends or scribbles...
The Texas Education Agency has officially released its re-opening guidelines for schools across Texas for the 2020-2021 school year as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic. Moving forward under these guidelines, school districts, private schools, and public charter schools will...
There are a lot of school districts in San Antonio, and each school district calendar is a little different. Many of these school calendars will continue to change as plans evolve for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check the...
San Antonio is home to some of the best public, charter, and private schools in the state (and country!) and part of what makes them so great is the abundance of dedicated, innovative, enthusiastic, and all-around AMAZING teachers. We're...
As a previous elementary and middle school principal, I can tell you first-hand just how hard your children’s teachers work to make sure that all children that enter their classrooms are not just given a quality education...
The BASIS Charter School Curriculum has been encouraging students to reach high standards since the first school opened in 1998. We believe that greater expectations are key to better performance and achievement. As American inventor and automotive engineer Charles...
As a remote-working parent who homeschooled for many years and is now finding herself being pulled back into home education thanks to the pandemic, I’m in a unique situation. I’m comfortable with both public education and homeschooling as options for...
A week ago if you had told me that school districts would begin to shut down amid the COVID-19 virus, I would have rolled my eyes at you. Here we are, 7 days later and my children’s spring break...
As a 40-something adult, if I got home from a long day at work and was told I now had to do two hours of homework before going immediately to bed, I’d tell you to GET OUT with a...

7 Steps to A Growth Mindset

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We enter this world knowing next to nothing about the world we live in—but we’re born with an innate desire and unlimited capacity to learn. Every day we form ideas, discover interests, and develop skills in response to our...
As a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, I covet the toys that make kids excited to work with me. I also know the simplicity of a toy can lead to engagement and reciprocation—what kids need most to develop communication skills. As...
Children today are suffering mentally more than any generation before them, with one in five experiencing anxiety or depression at some level. Their ability to cope with conflict, overcome struggles, and face trauma and adversity has been crippled by...

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San Antonio on a Bicycle: Our Favorite Parks to Ride as...

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During this time of social distancing, many of us have adopted new hobbies or gone back to something that we haven’t done in a...