Josie Michaels

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Josie Michaels is a mother, teacher, and writer. Visit her blog at Growingmindsproject.blogspot.com.

How Involved is Too Involved?

Imagine the scene: a 3rd grade boy excitedly approaches his friends as they are lined up outside school. They...

Handling Hurt Feelings

My little girl, Katie, came home from school one day, with tears in her eyes. I asked her what...

6 Ways To Help with Homework

As students enter the middle elementary years, schoolwork becomes more difficult, homework becomes more plentiful, and children begin the...

Letting Children Take the Lead

It was late Friday afternoon. The children in my class were worn out from the long week, and from...

5 Gifts Your Child’s Teacher Really Wants This Year

It's that time of year; the time of the holiday craft shows that are an annual event in my...

5 Tips For Nurturing the Power of Mother Nature

This weekend in northern Michigan, I spent some time at our cottage, a small place on the banks of...

Put an End to Tug-of-War

Tug-of-War Power struggles are the Tug-of-War of human relationships. One side pulls, the other side pulls back. I've seen these...
alone time

The Importance Of Alone Time For Children

It was Writer's Workshop in my classroom, the time of day where children receive a mini-lesson in a writing...