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Dr. Patrick Capriola

Dr. Patrick Capriola is the founder of strategiesforparents.com. He is an expert in parenting, social-emotional development, academic growth, dropout prevention, educator professional development, and navigating the school system. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida in 2014.

His professional experience includes serving as a classroom teacher, a student behavior specialist, a school administrator, and a coordinator of educator training at UF - providing professional development to school administrators and teachers, helping them learn to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students.

He is focused on growing strategiesforparents.com into a leading source for high-quality research-based content to help parents work through the challenges of raising a family and progressing through the school system.

Is It Correct to Say “Deers”?

In the English language, we usually use “s” or “es” to show the plurality of a noun. However, some nouns have irregular plural forms that can really throw us off. For instance, is it correct to say “deers”? The commonly accepted plural of “deer” is “deer.” However, dictionaries like Merriam-Webster and dictionary.com have recently recognized …

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Worker’s or Workers’: Singular Possessive vs. Plural Possessive

In learning any language, it is important to get things in the right order. For instance, the words “worker’s” and “workers’” have all the same ingredients: the noun “worker,” an apostrophe, and an additional -s, but they don’t mean the same thing. So how do you know when to use “worker’s” or “workers’,” using the …

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If That Were True or If That Was True: Indicative or Subjunctive Mood

English is full of grammar rules that make the language so interesting and sometimes frustrating to learn for second language learners. One such rule is that of verb moods and whether we should say, “if that were true” or “if that was true.”  When writing about hypothetical or non-realistic situations, the subjunctive “if that were …

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Can You Start a Sentence With “Rather”?

You are working on a writing assignment, and you get to a sentence where you feel the word “rather” would work nicely at the start. You hesitate, trying to recall your past lessons about “rather” in English class, but you can’t remember. Can you start a sentence with “rather”? A sentence can be started with …

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What Does “By Tomorrow” Mean?

For English language learners, it is sometimes difficult to grasp all the different meanings when words have more than one definition, and “tomorrow” is such a word. So, naturally, they often wonder what someone means by “tomorrow” and how they can use the word in all its different roles. We often use “by tomorrow” to …

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