Jan. 11, 2018

Think about the last article, blog post, or book you read. Did you ask yourself questions while you read? Like most skilled readers and critical thinkers, you probably were continuously asking questions, even if you didn’t realize it. Asking questions helps us to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate a piece of text, and challenges us to expand our thinking. 

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Jan. 9, 2018

It’s only natural for kids to make mistakes when they’re learning to speak and write. Unfortunately, when left uncorrected, kids will take their grammar mistakes with them to high school and beyond! Nip those early grammar problems in the bud with quick and simple lessons! 

 

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Jan. 2, 2018

Sometimes, regardless of the effort we put in as parents to teach our kids to read, they still struggle to learn the basics. This causes stress and frustration for the whole family, and a familiar task like reading becomes a chore. Luckily, if one strategy doesn’t work, another one might do the trick.

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Dec. 26, 2017

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. 

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Dec. 18, 2017

If your child is like most kids, he or she struggles with word problems in math class. Math word problems are tough, and many kids come home frustrated with their homework as they take on this tricky type of math problem. Fortunately, there are many tricks and tips to make this tough task just a bit easier on your child. 

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Dec. 11, 2017

Just a decade ago, nobody knew that smart phones and tablets would take the world by storm. In recent days, our iPhones and iPads have revolutionized our lives—fundamentally changing the way we do things. Just like in everyday life, technology in the classroom offers new and exciting ways to deliver lessons and reinforce important skills. But as with any change, using devices in the classroom can be difficult to implement and manage.

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Dec. 5, 2017

Most of us remember long school days filled with memorizing multiplication tables and learning formulas with very little reasoning behind the operations we used. But in today’s classroom, not only are kids learning more complex math sooner, they’re developing number sense to understand the steps they take to solve problems. This article will explore different strategies to use as we teach kids to grow their number sense and gain a thorough understanding of math.

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Nov. 14, 2017

Whether we realize it or not, kids have a natural ability to make sense of the world around them using mathematical thinking. Ask any child if they’d like more or less candy, and they’ll probably tell you more! To continue their learning, it’s necessary that they build a strong number sense, which helps them understand math, rather than completing problems through memorization. This article will give you the strategies your child needs to develop a solid number sense for mathematical mastery!

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Nov. 10, 2017

Since artwork is one of the very first outlets kids use to express their individuality, it’s no wonder that they love it so much! But did you know that engaging in art can have a huge impact on your child’s academic and lifelong success? Kids use art to explore their world, all while building a foundation for a whole host of critical skills! 

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Oct. 27, 2017

Reading, writing, math and science: kids learn these subjects and more when they go to school. But what good is all the knowledge in the world if a child never learns to be a good person? For kids, some of the most important lessons lie within learning to develop their own self-esteem and a healthy sense of integrity and character. This article explores simple ways to build self-esteem and character, using engaging activities that can be done at home!

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