I recently had the opportunity to join an amazing campaign with TechHUB.com. I actually joined my sister-n-law in her classroom, and two of the teachers at her school. I’m not a teacher, but very active with the school. I have three children in school, my sister-n-law is a teacher, and well I just love it when the teachers ask me to come and help with things. Not to mention I often sit in on my daughter Vayda’s class to help her keep focus, lol. She is really the reason I started to get so active in school, and I’m looking forward to years to come, as I’m finally a stay at home mom! Now I will have even more time to get more active.
In my opinion it’s extremely important for parents to get involved in their child’s education. It’s made a huge difference in both my children’s grades and outlook on school. Plus now they know, if mom gets a note from the teacher she will sit next to me in class haha. It’s so good to be mom sometimes, lol.
Besides being active for my children, I love it! Really, it’s so much fun to interact with the kids and help them learn and grow. You develop a relationship with them, and want to help them as much as you can.
Okay, so people ask me all the time how I manage to work full-time, be mommy to four, be so active in their schooling, and manage to run several blog, much less clean your house. I always respond with time management, but that’s funny and I always laugh inside. The fact is that mom is going nuts, she takes her lunch to spend time at school, has a list that’s never ending of things to do, I’m never caught up with anything, and honestly I don’t know how I keep up. I’m just one of those people, I guess? If there is such a person.
Which is why I’m leaving my job, I’m leaving my job to become full-time mommy blogger. It’s still loads of work, but at least I’m home, run at my own pace, I can spend more time with the kids, and take part in more school activities. I also spend time visiting TeachHUB, my sister-n-law actually introduced me to the site a while back, it’s awesome to be working with them.
TeachHUB.com provides the latest in education technology, news and tools. It’s a great free resource for all K-12 teachers. TeachHUB.com is an awesome website that is full of useful tools for teachers and parents. They have great lessons and teaching tools, hot tips and topics, professional development, as well as the community and real teacher blogs. To make things even better it’s written for teachers, by teachers, but don’t think that means it’s not for parents. It’s an awesome website for parents.
Since I was selected to be part of the TechHUB campaign I have been visiting their website more regularly. There is always great articles, some will even make you giggle. Like today, there is an article called Tickling Your Funny Cone: Toy 12 Hilarious Teacher Jokes! How fun is that, not just for teachers. Everyone likes a good joke, I actually told some of them when I picked my daughter up from school today, lol. Yea, that’s me… dorky mom, but hey it’s more fun that way.
There is so much amazing information at TeachHUB, I have been excited to share it with my readers. I think it’s a website you will appreciate as much as I do. It also allows us as parents to stay in connection with education. It helps us to better understand why our teachers do what they do, the purpose behind their lesson plans, and in education in general. Since I have been spending more time reading TeachHUB it’s helped me to get a better understanding of my children’s teachers and their ideas.
Plus they have created the FIRST EVER Infographic made by kids! How exciting is that?
This wonderful infographic was by kids made in honor of school library week. I have to say TeachHUB and Clever Girls Collective sure did an awesome job. It’s full of wonderful information, and awesome to see how the kids responded to the questions. Kids are so much fun, they all have something different and exciting on their mind.
It took me back to when I was their age. It made me think about what I would have put for my answers, lol. I know for my fictional character it would have been one of the My Little Ponies, and that answer still hasn’t changed, lol. Have you caught youself thinking back wondering what you would hsaid when you were thir leal
What do kids with they could learn more about in school.
Kids want to learn more about art. Hear that art people, how awesome is that for everyone! I think it’s fabulous they want to learn more about art, and they should get to learn more about it. Ialso like how they wrote on the infographic “budget cutters.” It’s true, we’re always searching for way to cut costs in the educational field, stop taking teachers money and give the kids more art! Notice none of the kids are interested in learning more about test taking, studying, etc. Which is okay, if school is more fun for our kids thay might retain more information, enjoy it more, get better grades.
You know I recently moved my two girls schools, and it made a world of difference. They went from failing to A’s and B’s! No joke, but this school is so different. They care, I mean really care. I think sometimes teachers end up with too many students to stop and get to know each of them. Another big part was the fact that they focused more on the fun aspects of school, and what the children want to learn and the kids can learn at their own pace. It’s been a wonderful experiance for my oldest daughter and her younger sister right out the starting gate.
What Kids Want To Be When They Grow Up
I found it rather interesting that so many kids wanted to be teachers when they grow up. I really though children would choose race car driver or something along those lines. I remember when I was younger I wanted to be a Vet, or wanted to do something where I was able to be around horses. I think it’s fabulous that so many students want to walk in their teachers footsteps.
Many of you know in two short week I will be a stay home mommy! Oh, let me tell you I’m counting the days down, it means a lot to me to have more time for my children. With places like TeachHUB.com parents can also work with their students. I plan on spending more time with my 8-year-old Vayda this summer, I don’t want her to not do anything all summer. She struggles in some areas of school, she has really come a long way and the last thing I want to happen is for her to forget it all over the summer. I have been looking for fun ideas on TeachHUB for my summer activities with the kids.
How Do Kids Like To Read?
You know I almost feel silly for not asking my children how they like to read. I mean really, if they are going to enjoy reading better on my Kindle than the computer. Why in the world wouldn’t I allow them to use my Kindle. Technology is a huge part of their lives, and why we think grabbing a book is the way it’s supposed to be, that’s just not the case with them. Sure grabbing a book is good, but I personally belive they’re growing up in the day and age where they read on something such as: Tablets, Computer, iPad, etc. Besides if it makes it more fun and exciting for them, I am all about letting them use my Kindle to read their book for school. I learn better when something is exciting, fun, or the way I enjoy it. I cannot expect them to be any different.
I have always wondered how Infographs were made! Now I know, and it’s really awesome how information is collected and it’s put together in a fun way for us to learn. Being part of this campaign was a blast, I had a lot of fun and learned so much. TeachHUB, I’m so excited I was introduced to your website. I see many more visits, and loads of good stuff coming from their website this summer and the years to come. Clever Girls Collective, like always it’s been a pleasure working with you. They always have so much fun, meaningful stuff that really makes a difference, working with them is always a joy. This has by far been one of my most memorable experiences, I learned so much about kids. The biggest thing is they will always surprise you with their fun personalities, never think you already know what they’re thinking, lol. Just about the time you think that, they will set you straight.
I’m sure if you’re a teacher you visit TeachHUB often, I know I sure would. Don’t think it’s a place just for teachers, I’m sure home schooling moms will find tons of valuable information, as well as parents like myself. TeachHUB is a place for anyone looking for K-12 News, Lessons & Shared Resources, and tons more information and useful tools. According to the teachers at TeachHUB.com success in education starts with curiosity, and curiosity starts at home. For National Library Week, encourage your kids to explore a topic they’re interested in learning more about. Sit down at a library and read together – and ask them what they learned!
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This is exactly why I love visiting your blog!! I am a mother of 2 adult children and 1 G’son & baby Novalee will be here in July. I have not heard of TeachHub.com but. Also I work closely with my G’sons school & volunteer. I so believe in participation being of significant importance in the development of our youth!!