Eliyohu Mintz

My Thoughts on Education

The Importance of Play

June 12, 2017

Learning through play follows children’s interests in the classroom and develops stimulating activities based on what the child is interested in. This article reiterates the importance of play in early childhood education, as outlines by Tom Shea, who has created childcare focusing on the “children first.” The early childhood years are when the brain develops […]

Focusing On Teacher Health to Improve Education

June 6, 2017

This article highlights the need of affording teachers the same support and tools as we do coaches. With schools having such a focus on sports, little resources are left for the teachers, leaving them unduly stressed. As a result, the students suffer negative results, not to mention the adverse effects on the teachers such as […]

How to Make Conversation a Powerful Part of Your Child’s Day

May 15, 2017

As this article points out, meaningful conversation is one of the simplest yet most powerful ways to connect with your children and further their development. The number of tips listed here, such as reading to your children, asking open ended questions, and discussing current events all allow for a regular flow of detailed conversation that […]

A Dangerous Parenting Fad

May 3, 2017

This article is highly debatable, as is anything related to parenting. Specifically, the author of this article vehemently disagrees with another parenting article which asserts parents should not remind their children to say “thank you,” “excuse me” etc. According to that author, this is up to the child to do, and if they don’t, that is their […]

5 Reasons Homework Destroys Learning

March 28, 2017

As surprising and outrageous this article may seem to educators, I am a firm believer in its tenants. For these five reasons listed of why homework destroys learning, such as providing work problems that rarely connect to the real world, cutting into family time, and it simply not being fun, it is clear, at least […]

How to Raise Nature Loving Kids in a Media Loving World

March 20, 2017

It is almost redundant to say that today’s world is a media loving one; that as technology continues to advance, our real world connections and experiences seem to fade. This article points to the ways we, as parents, can raise our kids to still be grounded and nature loving in a media loving world. Raising […]

Adventure Based Learning

February 27, 2017

This article, focused on Adventure Based Learning, offers a new and insightful way to teach students to excel in an unconventional learning atmosphere. The activities provided and focused on in ABL provide challenges in a safe setting, facilitating trust, problem solving, along with building other necessary skills. Being that this might be the most hands […]

What Fathers Have to Know about Parenting

January 31, 2017

With this study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and examined in this article, fathers are clearly a vital toward their children’s development, and not only as a backup for a mother. The article lists a few things dads can do to be better fathers, such as playing with the children, talking to them and […]

Computer Games Affect Math and Reading Skills

January 23, 2017

According to this article and the research behind it, children who spend more time online or watching TV have poorer math and reading skills. The clear objective here is to get kids to spend more time reading good old fashioned books and to put down all their gadgets. I think this is very easy for […]

Barbershop Discount to Children Who Read

January 16, 2017

This unique barbershop, run by Ryan Griffin in Michigan charges $10 for a haircut and gives back $2 every time a child reads to him during the haircut. This has found a lot of success as it gives the children the unique opportunity to improve their reading skills with the incentive of money and a great […]