About Josephine Schreiber

Josephine is a writer, mother, and avid reader. She homeschools her two daughters and teaches ELA and nature study classes at a co-op one day a week. When she isn't reading, writing, or teaching, she spends her free time hiking and practicing yoga with her girls.

Think “I Suck at Math”? You Can Change That

Ask a student their least favorite subject, and you’ll often hear, “I hate math.” Ask them why, and they’ll say, “because I suck at math.” Really, their reasoning makes sense—how many things that you’re bad at are among your favorite activities? As it turns out, a distaste for mathematics is extremely common, and a [...]

By |2023-03-14T13:46:09-05:00March 14th, 2023|Learning Tips, Math, Teachers & Tutors|

New Year’s Resolutions to Help Students Get Ahead

The start of a new year brings the excitement of new beginnings and a chance to reset from the previous year. It’s a perfect opportunity to consider New Year’s resolutions for students to help guide the coming 12 months. But while the promise of forming new, healthier habits is enticing, it’s important to remember [...]

By |2023-01-26T08:45:46-06:00January 1st, 2023|Holidays, Learning Tips, Teachers & Tutors|

How to Help Your Child With Algebra

Ah, Algebra.. the subject that seems to stump parents and students everywhere. Figuring out how to help your child with algebra homework can be frustrating, especially with the difference in math standards taught now as opposed to our school years. The miscommunication between you and your child will often lead to stress and panic [...]

By |2022-06-14T14:32:06-05:00June 3rd, 2022|Learning Tips, Math|

Time Management Skills for Students that Work

School, extracurriculars, part-time jobs… no matter how full a student’s schedule is, time management skills are essential in ensuring they get the most out of their education. After all, what good are all of those activities if you can’t seem to keep up and you’re constantly losing track of due dates for important assignments?  [...]

By |2022-04-28T09:11:31-05:00April 29th, 2022|ACT, English, Learning Tips, Math, SAT|

Free Valentine’s Day Math Activities You’ll Love

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that brings ample opportunity to incorporate fun Valentine’s Day math activities into your classroom! While math can be a touchy subject among students, especially for middle and high schoolers, using holiday-themed activities to reinforce concepts being taught in the classroom is extremely effective in keeping student interest. With the [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:51:14-06:00February 4th, 2022|Holidays, Math|

How to Help a Teenager Struggling in High School

The academic pressures of high school add stress to many students’ lives; if you’re the parent of one of those students, it can be extremely difficult to know just how to help a teenager struggling in high school. On top of their roiling emotional lives, teenagers face coursework of increased rigor and the looming specter [...]

By |2022-01-21T12:12:43-06:00January 21st, 2022|Teachers & Tutors|

Two Player Math Games You Can “Count” On

If you are the parent, teacher, or tutor of a student who is particularly resistant to practicing their math skills, you’re no doubt eager for strategies to engage them—enter, two player math games! Particularly in upper grade levels as the myth of “I suck at math” becomes more entrenched, finding ways to reinforce important mathematical [...]

By |2022-01-05T11:41:32-06:00January 5th, 2022|Learning Tips, Math, Teachers & Tutors|
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