Resources - Cornerstone Schools

March 11, 2021

Parent Engagement Leads to Student Success

At Cornerstone, our families are important to us. We love connecting with our parents and caregivers and welcoming their involvement in a variety of ways throughout the educational journey of their child.

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February 8, 2021

Inside Literacy

What comes to mind when you think about literacy? Do you think about reading?

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January 9, 2021

Accountability & Celebration with iReady

iReady is a digital tool with such richness and depth that it has spawned an entire site of ideas devised by educators to maximize its use.

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December 24, 2020

Give the Gift of Reading

The holiday time of year can be filled with the rush of gatherings, time with family, and in most cases a break from the norms of the day.  In all this hustle and bustle, the standard time for teaching can often be lost. 

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December 4, 2020

Responding to a Child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Educators with a scholar who has ADHD or parents of a child with ADHD face a unique set of challenges.

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November 7, 2020

Autism Awareness in the Classroom

I began working with students identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder as a Teacher of Speech and Language Impaired 46 years ago. 

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October 20, 2020

Parent Engagement is Essential to Student Success

Parents are considered a child’s first teacher before collaborating with classroom teachers. Given this, as children develop, steadfast parental involvement and engagement is fundamental to a youngster’s lifelong learning and growth.

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September 25, 2020

The Benefits of a Family Schedule

There is no job in the world quite as busy, overwhelming, or rewarding as that of a parent.  As the long lazy days of summer have come to an end, and school has started, the family calendar is getting a work out.

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September 13, 2020

All Students Deserve to be Healthy, Active & Ready to Learn

It’s startling to realize that the United States ranked last out of 21 industrialized nations in child health and safety. It is imperative that students are well-fed and active if they are going to be ready to learn.

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August 7, 2020

Preparing for the New School Year

Summer is ending. For many, this only means one thing.  It’s back to school time! The adjustment from summer break to school schedule can be a daunting task for any parent and child duo.

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July 7, 2020

The Adventure of Summer Reading

“Summer slide” is not a ride at the local carnival, but a real issue, especially in lower income areas.  Children in low income areas tend to fall back two reading levels or more during summer months, which puts many children who are already below grade level at an even greater disadvantage. 

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June 11, 2020

Why Charter Schools?

Schools help shape us and define our early formative years.  Given that schools play such a vital role in a student’s life, it is important that we select schools with programs that will be the most valuable for our children.

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April 9, 2020

Regular Attendance is Key to Academic Success

The quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit”, by the philosopher, Aristotle is on a poster on the wall next to the door that leads into my office.

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February 19, 2020

Encouraging Reading

Everyone has a different preference for reading. My daughter Ashley, needed to find a series that she loved…

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