Sometimes it seems that everyone has different ideas when it comes to teaching character in school. Some believe that parents should be solely responsible for teaching morality and ethical values, while others think districts should include it in the curriculum, too. The truth is that character education has been an important facet of our educational system dating back to our founding fathers! Keep reading to learn more about character education in schools, and to find ways to support character growth in your classroom.
In America, Black History Month serves as an excellent time to study the many historical contributions and accomplishments of notable African Americans. It’s especially important that our little learners understand the history as they grow older since our youngest citizens will one day be in charge. Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, read this article to learn more about the importance of celebrating Black History Month with kids, and find ways to honor it both at home and in the classroom!
Learning that your child has a disability can be lifechanging for many families, especially as they navigate through the scary world of planning their future. What school will she attend? How will he go to college and get a job? Will she ever learn to talk? These are just a few of the questions that parents agonize with after an autism diagnosis. Thankfully, there are many educational options for children who need support once they enter school.
There’s no denying it: in America, it’s all too often that failure is looked down upon and viewed negatively by others. This is never more prevalent than in school, where low grades are considered “bad”, and high grades are considered “good”. In fact, kids are often rewarded for good grades, and admonished for bad ones. It’s no wonder why students are so afraid to fail in the classroom! Read this article to discover a fresh take on failure-focused learning, where learning through mistakes is mandatory. Then, find 4 solid strategies to help children embrace error in the classroom to become capable and confident learners!
Kids Academy is proud to announce that we’ll be attending the National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Miami, Florida, from January 14-17th.
When your child is bored at school, it could seem impossible to reignite their previous curiosity and love for learning. For teachers, it’s common problem that strikes kids from elementary through high school, and it can seem just as hopeless an endeavor as it seems for parents. But like in anything else, there are many reasons for why it occurs, and just as many ways to tackle the problem. Read this article to find out why kids get bored with school, and how to make learning more meaningful and enjoyable!
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!
In the summer, it’s easy to keep kids busy when there’s so many outdoor activities and camp programs available. But in the winter, the options are limited for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless, any time away from school should be utilized to continue your child’s learning. Read this article to find exciting ways to keep kids busy that can also double as meaningful learning experiences!
Most families agree that Christmas is the holiday of giving, but all too often, many kids are only looking forward to one thing: gifts! While all of us look forward to exchanging gifts, receiving them isn’t the most important or meaningful part of this much-loved holiday. This holiday season, teach your children about the spirit of giving! Keep reading to discover 7 sensational charitable giving ideas to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for those in need!
Kids Academy is teaming up with yet another amazing app to bring high-quality reading materials to the screens of kids across country! We’re happy to announce a new partnership with Rivet, an innovative app that offers free leveled reading books to help children grow their literacy skills using the same technology they already love!