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• What is Scaffolding?

What is Scaffolding? Scaffolding is a term that is used in the educational field for a reading paradigm. Teachers use this term to cover how to teach reading to the children. “A set of training wheels on a bicycle is a classic example of scaffolding. It is adjustable and temporary, providing the young rider with [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 20th, 2012

• Moving Forward, Stepping UP

Moving Forward, Stepping UP Sharon and I took an Alaskan Cruise this year for our vacation. Of course, the Holland America Cruise Ship Zuiderdam was just huge. One of our off repeated experiences every day was to leave our room to navigate our way from deck to deck. There were really two ways to do [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 22nd, 2011

• What’s a Seagull Manager?

Seagull Manager Seagull 〮Manager From Middle English gull, aquatic bird: and Italian  maneggiare, to manage 1. A hasty boss who interacts with employees only to criticize or “fix” their work, of which he or she knows very little about. 2. The antithesis of a micromanager. Usage: Coined by leadership expert Ken Blanchard in his best [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

• What is a Wingman?

What is a Wingman? I have images of Tonto when I think about a “wingman.” This is a word that is taken from military usage, particularly of pilots having another plane nearby that would give another set of eyes looking for the enemy and provide additional protection in time of need. This has prompted the [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 3rd, 2011