When I was in the sixth grade, we had timed tests every Friday. We would fold a paper so it had sixteen squares front and back, and our teacher would call out problems, sometimes with several operations in one, and we had to respond quickly. Just as I started to solve a problem, she would […]
Every September, from elementary through middle school, I would take home all of my textbooks and read every chapter. Then I would take out my loose leaf paper and answer every question at the end of the reading or math sections. I had a spot in the corner of my closet where I would organize […]
Welcome to Island Educational Services’ new blog. At Island Educational Services we know the term “education” is a mammoth one, but we hope to share a point of view about a variety of topics that impact families and their children. While the main contributor will be me – Lydia Harrison, the owner and director of Island Educational Services – the tutoring staff will also contribute ideas, thoughts, and resources that are important in their work. We hope you will give us feedback and share your insights as well.