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Join ERG This Summer!

ERG and Salem College are excited to present our Summer 2017 professional development event:   Math Workshops July 25, 26, & 27, 2017 Salem College   Advanced Guided Math with Laney Sammons (K-8) — Tuesday, July 25, 2017 This institute is designed for teachers who are currently teaching in the Guided Math framework. Laney Sammons will work …Continue reading

From a Parent’s Perspective

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog called, “How to Deal With Bucket Dipping”. It provided insight into how children feel they deal with negative situations.  As most schools are opening for a new year,  I thought it would be interesting to look at how parents help their children learn strategies to overcome …Continue reading


“Again!” He pushes the book back into my hands. “Again, Ms. Sylvan, AGAIN!” We’ve read this one four times already today. “We’ve read this one so many times! Would you like to pick a different one this time?” “NO! THIS ONE! AGAIN!” Again. This one. Nothing else will do.     If you work with …Continue reading

Joy-Boosting Self-Talk

You can’t help but smile when you look at these faces filled with genuine joy!             According to the dictionary joy is “a feeling of great pleasure or happiness.”  Children are experts at experiencing joy, but what happens to us as we get older?  We are so filled with self-imposed expectations, …Continue reading

Lessons From Navy SEALs

Leigh Ann recently wrote about the work of Dr. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist whose aim is to strengthen empathy and resilience in children.  While looking at Dr. Borba’s work I came across an interesting piece by her that had to do with helping children reduce stress and raise their level of empathy.  Borba actually …Continue reading