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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.

What or Which: Differences and Usage

Who, what, when, where, and why — these words are staples of the English language. It may be simple enough to say, “Do what sounds right,” but often, it doesn’t work that way. The words “what” and “which” are both question words as well as interrogative pronouns, and we can often use them interchangeably. But …

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I Look Forward to Speaking with You: Proper Grammar and Usage

Is it proper grammar to say, “I look forward to speaking with you”? The short answer is, yes. Yet sticklers for formally correct grammar may insist that native English speakers would prefer, or even insist, that the proper phrasing is “I look forward to speaking to you.” The phrases “I look forward to speaking with …

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Zeroes or Zeros: Noun, Verb, Adjective, and Plural Forms

Ones and zeros, everything in life is just ones and zeros, or is it ones and zeroes? We can make things either incredibly simple or incredibly difficult by reducing everything to ones and zeros, whatever that means, but, for now, we need to decide, is it “zeros” or “zeroes”? Zero can be used as either …

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You and I or You and Me: Understanding the Correct Use of these Pronouns

Shakespeare wrote, “All debts are cleared between you and I.” It is a lovely sentiment, but, unfortunately, it is also grammatically incorrect, as he should have said, “between you and me.” The use of “I” and “me,” especially when used in these phrases, can seem very similar, but they are definitely very different and we …

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Goodnight or Good Night: Is It Two Words or One?

Greetings and farewells are an important part of any language — they convey goodwill and acknowledge the recipient’s presence. There aren’t many variations of these in English, but one interesting case is whether “goodnight” or “good night” is the correct way to spell this particular farewell. Use “Good night” as a farewell interjection when going …

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Reliable vs. Dependable: What’s the Difference?

Many English words carry the same meaning, sometimes with slight variations or differing connotations attached to them. When talking about how consistently someone or something can perform, it’s easy to get confused about whether to describe it as reliable or dependable. Let’s take a closer look. The difference between reliable and dependable is that dependable …

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