Dec. 30, 2019
If you haven’t heard about flexible seating yet, it’s time that you do! Of all the trends sweeping through the educational world, this one has been embraced by educators all over the country, transforming classrooms into engaging learning spaces! No matter if you’re a parent or a teacher, every classroom or study space can be improved. This article discusses the benefits of flexible seating and gives you ten seating ideas that will make you want to kick your chairs and desks to the curb!
Sept. 16, 2019
All parents want their kids to love learning and enjoy school! But just like adults, kids can easily become burnt out and frustrated when faced with more than they can handle. Let’s face it: homework stress is a real concern for many families now that many elementary students are expected to complete more than double the amount of homework that has been suggested for decades. Keep reading to discover more about homework in the primary grades, and to find 10 tips to help kids manage it to reduce stress.
Aug. 19, 2019
Have you ever tried to ask your older elementary child how their day went, only to be met with an eye roll and a one-worded response? If you’re like most parents, the struggle to get kids to talk after school can be a lot like pulling teeth! While frustrating, it’s natural for children to pull away and become more private or independent as they grow older. Luckily there are a few tricks parents can use to get kids talking. This article discusses the importance of effective communication with kids and offers up helpful tips to use and questions to jumpstart afterschool dialogue with tight-lipped children!
July 15, 2019
Teachers today know that the days of lecturing in front of students all day are long gone, as new technology in education has taken school districts by storm! This article discusses the hottest topic in the educational world: blended learning. Keep reading to learn about what it is, the methodology behind the concept, and strategies for implementing blended learning into your classroom or homeschool.
July 7, 2018
Since the implementation of the Common Core, wide-spread controversy regarding the initiative spread like wildfire. Many parents are left to wonder just what the Common Core is, and how it affects their child’s education.
July 6, 2018
America today is an increasingly diverse society. It makes sense for kids to learn a second language to function in this ever-changing society. Besides the obvious incentives for adults to become bilingual, children may have an academic advantage versus their monolingual peers. If you’re interested in raising a bilingual child, this article will shed light on the do’s and don’ts, even if you’re monolingual yourself.
June 23, 2018
With so many misperceptions about giftedness, many parents believe that gifted kids are the straight-A students who are overachieving in every subject. This simply isn’t the case. If you know or suspect that you’re raising a gifted child, this article will shed light on some of the most common misperceptions surrounding giftedness to help you understand how to best support your little learner!
June 14, 2018
Gifted kids crave a good challenge. In fact, kids who are identified as gifted and talented need more stimulation to keep them motivated and extending their abilities beyond what you can imagine! Luckily, no matter if your child is homeschooled or goes to school, there are many fascinating and challenging activities your little learner can complete at home to keep them busy and learning.
Aug. 28, 2017
One of the greatest challenges of parenting school-aged kids is trying to engage the unengaged. This can lead to a frustrating cycle, causing strife for both parent and child. Here’s an article to address one of childhood’s most pressing issues: motivating the reluctant learners. Keep reading to find strategies to engage kids who are seemingly indifferent to learning.
Aug. 21, 2017
School is almost back in session, but for some kids making the transition back to the classroom can be an arduous task. If you have any concerns whatsoever about your child’s transition from summer to school, this article will offer helpful advice that responds to a wide range of special needs.