LMLA Education Blog


  • English Language Arts

    Expectations in an English Language Arts Class

    Many parents fail to see the full scope of an English Language Arts class and as a result, they expect their children to achieve grades that are unrealistic at best. Long gone are the days of answering simple chapter by chapter reading comprehension questions. Long gone, is rote memorization. Moreover, a student’s proficiency in speaking …

  • in-class visit 2017

    Little Mountain In-Class Visit

    The school bustles with excitement. Kids are busily writing notecards out, testing the overhead projector, reciting their pronunciation of long words, and setting out tea and chocolates on the classroom table. “Two minutes till your parents arrive!” the teacher says. Instead of the usual, “No, there’s not enough time! Teacher, more time!”, the students say …

  • kindergarten readiness skills

    Kindergarten Readiness Skills

    There are many skills a child should have before walking through the door to their first day of school. The good news is that most of these are acquired through a natural learning process! Through playing with others and interacting with their environment, your child is paving their own way to Kindergarten success. Below is …

  • kindergarten readiness

    What is Kindergarten Readiness

    No single factor determines whether a child is ready to start kindergarten. Here’s how to tell if your child is mature enough physically, socially, and cognitively. By the time children are 5, which is the usual kindergarten age, they should have certain Kindergarten-Readiness skills. However, no two 5-year-olds are alike in their interests, ways of …

  • leadership

    Leadership and Teamwork

    A leader who is interested in performance outcomes that have to do with job satisfaction, good work environment, and productive collaborations will seek to be the kind of leader that fosters a culture of teamwork. Yet it is not always easy to balance leadership with skills in teamwork. The traditional approach to leadership relies heavily …

  • communication skills in times of conflict

    Communication Skills During Times of Conflict

    As we discussed in our January blog, good communication skills are critical to build collaboration skills. Clear communication is harder to achieve in moments of conflict, however, and so below are some techniques for communicating during times of conflict, disagreement, and difference. Giving Feedback There are times which call for feedback or criticism, and many …