“I Want My Son to Love School Again”

Jill Stowell Anxiety, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

“I just want my son to love school again,” said a mom at a recent parent information meeting.  She went on to share that the summer before her son began kindergarten, he was so excited about starting school that he asked repeatedly, “Can I start today?” That’s how learning should feel!  Like an adventure that we just can’t wait to …

A Student’s Perspective on SLC

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School, Testimonials, Writing

I just have to share this with you.  This is an email I received from a 16-year old student on his last day at Stowell Learning Center.  This was a boy, who at 15, when he came to us, was so shutdown, and had such challenges with language and comprehension, that he didn’t look at or speak to anyone.  He …

Different and Proud of It!

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

The Today show aired a fun piece today about a little girl who opted to wear a hotdog costume to her dance class on Princess Day! Now that’s confidence!  I love the individuality of little kids and I love it when people aren’t afraid to be themselves. Being different because you choose to be is often something to be admired.  …