Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Yeah! We Welcome Feedback

One of our, School Tools 101: Study Skills, students used a new tool that he learned in our workshop to help him land an "A" on his spelling test. Learning how to make and use flashcards is a great tool that will last you a lifetime!

Friday, March 27, 2009

It was a great workshop!

Our School Tools 101: Study Skills workshop this past Wedneday was so much fun!
The students were so attentive and everyone participated in our discussions. I can't wait to hear about all their progress. We spent a great deal of time teaching the children how to use a planner and be organized. The kids also are working on short and long term goals. I can't wait to hear how everyone is doing. I love teaching our workshops, there is nothing better than to teach children skills to make them more productive and less stressed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We Welcome Home Schoolers!!

We are happy to have homeschoolers join in our workshops. As a homeschool mom I know the unique needs and challenges that we all face! Any of our workshops can be a wonderful addition to your co-op or your own individual lesson plan.
Please let us know if you would like to host a group or sign your child up for one of our many workshops. As a host we offer you a discount on the class!!! We ask for a minimum of 10 students to have a class.

Study Skills 101: Coping Skills

Being a tween / preteen has never been harder. This workshop will address the issues facing students today. Peer pressure, divorce, parent's job loss and more are subjects we will discuss. More importantly we will equip the students with tools to deal with these stresses. This class will empower your student to face life positively.

Monday, March 23, 2009

School Tools 101: How to Write an "A" Paper

Does your student struggle with the basics of writing?
Are you helping more than you should?

This workshop will start with a topic sentence and go all the way through the writing process. Dictionary and thesaurus skills, first draft, final copy and everything in between! This workshop will give your student the confidence to face any writing assignment.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

School Tools 101: How To Count Money

Let's face it; so many children (believe it or not) and young adults do not know how to count money. How many times do you go to the store and the cashier needs to use a calculator or rely on the cash register to give you change? I see it all the time!

School Tools 101: "How To Count Money", is an interactive class to teach the students in a fun atmosphere how to count money on their own, yes, in their head.
We will first start by teaching the kids all the different ways to make a dollar using change. Then we will set up a store and the kids will be able to learn how to count money to buy something and how to be a cashier and give change back. Then they will be ready to shop in the real world!

What we teach in our School Tools 101: Study Skills Workshop

All our workshops are hands-on and interactive. This insures that the students are engaged and actively learning. To quote one of our students, "This was so much fun and I learned so much".

In School Tools 101: Study Skills, we teach the children how to gain confidence and become independent learners. We spend time on how to focus and set short and long term goals. We discuss how to organize and use a planner and the importance of a well organized planner. The students learn how to take quality notes and make flashcards. We teach study skills and preparing for tests. We also spend time teaching the kids how to set up a study area at home with all the important tools needed to do homework.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Who Teaches School Tools 101

School Tools 101 is taught by two dedicated educators. We have years of experience with all ages and abilities of children. We believe that with the right tools each and every child can succeed.

We are passionate about what we do and give 100% of our energy in teaching children how to believe in themselves. If we can help children help themselves the world will be a much more productive place.

We are happy to travel anywhere at anytime to teach our workshops. We like to limit our workshops to 20 students per class so we can devote the time and attention to each child's individual needs.

Our classes are perfect for school groups, church youth groups, and Scout troops.

We are more than happy to answer any questions you have, so please blog or e-mail us.
If your child has already attended a School Tools 101 workshop and you or your child have any questions, please blog us. We will be a happy to respond.

About School Tools 101

School Tools 101's mission is to teach children the "Can-Do" attitude. The "Can-Do" attitude is to empower children to have the confidence over their school work and for children to have the ability to work on their own and feel good about it. We teach children how to study, prepare for tests, take notes, make flashcards and construct an outline. School Tools 101 is a two-hour hands-on class that teaches skills that will last a lifetime.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Questions to ask yourself

Do you sit with your child and help them with their homework?
Do your children rely on you to help them study?
Do you and your child argue while you help them with homework?
Do you enjoy helping your child with their homework?
Do you wish your child was more independent with their school work?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, sign your child up for a workshop with:
School Tools 101
We believe:
Children need to learn how to work independently.
Parents need to set reasonable expectations for their child.
Children need to meet expectations on their own.
Children need to learn how to be responsible and take ownership for their work.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Welcome to School Tools 101 blog we are so excited about our venture.