Jeroen

Author's details

Name: Jeroen Ramakers
Date registered: May 1, 2008
URL: http://www.lessonsense.com

Latest posts

  1. Computers and younger children — May 21, 2012
  2. Starting reading activities — November 6, 2011
  3. How suitable is homeschooling for your child? — October 29, 2011
  4. Kindergarten fears — July 3, 2011
  5. Kindergarten teacher: A ‘cute’ job? — February 15, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Audio cassette tapes in the classroom — 33 comments
  2. All-day kindergarten in Canada — 16 comments
  3. Obama’s stimulus bill: good news for education? — 10 comments
  4. Starting kindergarten later — 8 comments
  5. Obama and McCain on education — 7 comments

Author's posts listings

May 21

Computers and younger children

There has been lots of debate whether computers ought to be used with more youthful children. Some educators doubt the worth of modern know-how with more youthful children. But some researchers have found lot of positive learning benefits with the use of computers in more youthful children, when an adult supervisor is involved. Positive impact …

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Nov 06

Starting reading activities

A natural progression in your reading activities together with your children is that after you read them to a passage from the story; have them paraphrase the story back to you. This will help you to understand what level of listening ability & understanding they are at, as well has help them to start building …

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Oct 29

How suitable is homeschooling for your child?

Many parents would love to do home schooling with their children, but are afraid to try because they aren’t sure they have the knowledge necessary to teach their children well. That’s not to say that they are necessarily against traditional schooling. However, while the traditional school is great for teaching practical skills, there are parents who are …

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Jul 03

Kindergarten fears

Kids nervous about the first day of kindergarten? Parents wondering what’s expected of them? Here’s a happy way out for everyone -hold a kindergarten cookout The first day of formal schooling can be a trying time for five-year-olds, their parents and the school. Fear, apprehension, anxiety, concern, tension. Not everyone feels these emotions on the …

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Feb 15

Kindergarten teacher: A ‘cute’ job?

This is a story by a male kindergarten teacher … A strange thing happened to me the other day. A few blocks from school I was meeting friends for coffee and a woman at a nearby table overheard me talking about my work. “That’s soooooo cute,” she said, waving her friend over. “He’s a kindergarten …

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Aug 20

Getting ready to go back to school

If you have kids, late July, August and early September represents over summer ending, cooler weather and fall foliage. School begins one time again for millions of kids across the country. Getting your kid prepared, irrespective of whether they are in Kindergarten or a senior in high school, is a must. Here are some tips …

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May 05

Getting-to-know-you activities

My favorite first-day-of-school activities aren’t particularly unique or creative. They are intended only for fun and to be helpful to me as I get to know my new students. Let’s jump right into our first circle activity. My name is _____, and if I were an animal I’d be a _____ because…. I demonstrate for …

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