Dr. Tierno’s Blog

It’s Not Just Another Problem

It’s Not Just Another Problem

Background: Children, since 2007, have grown up in an unprecedented information age from Google Classroom and Zoom, to email and texting. From YouTube, to Facebook and Tik-tok to Instagram. All information is supported by the use of several devices, has be sorted,...

It Was Just Another Problem

It Was Just Another Problem

It Was Just Another Problem is one of my seven memory storybooks that makes me laugh, but allows me to offer a valuable message that will help children to develop critical habits in life. Where does this come from? How many times have your children rushed through...

Have You Done Your Homework?

Have You Done Your Homework?

Homework is what it says! Work we do at home. Homework takes what is taught in the classroom into the home for additional learning opportunities. Children at any age can learn this concept. More than this concept is the underlying reason teachers give homework; It is...

Here’s to You in 2022!

Here’s to You in 2022!

Winter holidays are over and we’re back in school facing challenges new and old. Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday break and stayed safe from Covid-19. I spent some time with my brother and his wife near Dallas over my holiday break. My brother, Bob Tierno, is...

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor

This is my dad, Col. Ralph (Rocky) Thomas Tierno, Jr. As long as I can remember back to childhood, my dad would tell his stories about Pearl Harbor. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor, and one of the oldest survivors. He was my connection to history and when he retired...

In a Panic About Assessments? Consider This.

In a Panic About Assessments? Consider This.

By itself, data cannot solve America’s education problems: However, the collection of data at the standardized, formal and informal assessment levels gives teachers a way to understand student needs, group students based on strengths and weaknesses, and design and...

Language and Training Environment

Language and Training Environment

Another variation of the parent engagement coordinator question involves the wide variety of languages spoken by parents, such as Somali, Burmese, Swahili, or Arabic. Program coordinators will want to know how impactful the training would be if they translate and...

Can We Bring Some Order To A Chaotic School Start?

Can We Bring Some Order To A Chaotic School Start?

The Background The beginning of the 2021-22 school year has been a huge reminder that parents in the poorest areas on the southwest border of Texas struggle with low socio-economic status, drugs, and crime. These parents and their children face many old barriers, from...

Andamio Now Available in Spanish

Andamio Now Available in Spanish

New Edition Puts Info in Hands of Spanish-Speaking Parents One of the greatest hurdles in education is engaging parents throughout the course of their child’s academic journey. When those parents don’t speak English, the hurdles are even higher. Andamio Press is...

Memory is the Core of Learning, Part 2

Memory is the Core of Learning, Part 2

Children’s Brains Only Hear a Quarter, or Less, of What You are Saying In order to teach my parents about the concept of memory, I made a random, 90-second recording from a radio station in Mexico. We then shared it with the Hispanic parents in the group. You can...

Memory is the Core of Learning, Part 1

Memory is the Core of Learning, Part 1

When Kids Remember, Kids Learn The brain stores critical pieces of information, forming memory. Memory is one of the brain’s great and mysterious functions. It is indispensable to all human beings. Memory is the connection in the brain that gives a human—from birth to...