The Education Coffeehouse: Trusted on the Web Since 1999

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Welcome to the Education Coffeehouse, a trusted source on the web since 1999. If you have landed here, it may be because you are in search of ideas on how to resolve an education issue as a teacher, parent or student. More than 20 plus years of teaching, learning, and parenting experience is what you will find on these pages. This is Tyler, our youngest son and the face of the Education Coffeehouse since he was just a toddler. As you can see, he is no longer a child; he graduated high school in May 2014 and is now attending my alma mater, Indiana University.


We have been blessed to raise two beautiful young men (Grant, our oldest graduated high school in 2012) whom both made education a priority. I am honored to share the tips and techniques used to help them achieve this important goal. Many of the ideas we used at home were developed from classroom management ideas I used in my teaching.

Throughout these pages, I share wisdom obtained through research and my own two plus decades of teaching and administrative experience on ground and online; in traditional and vocational settings; with secondary students and adults. I also modeled some parenting techniques on my classroom materials and am also pleased to share that information here.

What you can find here is "straight talk" on some issues related to learning and how parents can serve as their child's best educational advocate.

Educators will find information on how to engage challenging students, a non-confrontational classroom management plan, and soon, a library of the communications I have had with my students over the past two decades. It can be difficult to know what to say in some circumstances. I hope this will help you find the right words you need for any number of circumstances and situation.

Parents and guardians will find helpful information on how to be effective educational advocates for their children, discipline ideas to encourage educational success, and tips on how to prepare children for success, inside and out;

Students will find strategies for success, how to locate learning resources online, and enjoy learning for the sake of learning;

Earth Day Everyday -- research finds that food security is key to sound emotional health for children. This section provides ideas on sustainability -- how to care for and live off the Eart

Writers can brush up on challenges they face in putting words to paper. There is even a link to manuals for all known citation formats.

Learning should be challenging but not frustrating. I am happy to provide these
stress-free suggestions for making your journey to success one to sit simply back
Moreover, enjoy!

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~Professor Marsha


Marsha Kay Bass, ABD

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