“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 …

Some Random Thoughts About Dad

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

On a rest stop on a beautiful river road bike ride yesterday, I found myself skipping rocks in the river and thinking about my dad.  I have a very special memory of my dad teaching me to skip rocks on a lake when I was probably 7 or 8 years old. Yesterday was Father’s Day, so first and foremost, Happy …

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 …