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Angela Norton Tyler

Angela Norton Tyler
Drawing from my experience as a classroom teacher, an elementary school reading specialist, and parent my goal is to help parents help their children become better students. Come to my blog to read practical tips on how to improve the homework and reading skills of your children.


Teach Your Children to REALLY Finish Their Homework

Sep 28, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Kids Learning, Homework, Angela Norton Tyler

I spend a lot of time talking about what students should do before they sit down to do homework. Today, I'd like to discuss what students should do after they've finished it! I have found that putting everything away is a cru... Read more
Forgotten Homework Teaches Lessons

Sep 22, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Helicopter Parents

Yesterday, my son reminded me to please not forget to fill out his field trip permission slip. "You know how you hate bringing stuff to school," he said. He's right; I do hate bringing forgotten items- homework, lunches, ... Read more
Homework Confessions of Real Parents (Or, What to Do If Your Child Is Having A Homework Meltdown)

Sep 14, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Angela Norton Tyler

Parents have often confessed to me that when it comes to their children's homework, they have done some things of which they are not so proud:figured out every math problemwritten the vocabulary sentencescomposed the essaycol... Read more
After-School Snacks and Homework

Sep 08, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Nutrition, Homework, Health and Fitness, Back to School, Angela Norton Tyler

My children have been in school for a month, but for many families, the day after Labor Day is the first day of the new school year. It is also the first day of after-school snacks. What your children eat after school has a b... Read more
Top Three Rules for Helping Your Kids with Homework

Aug 31, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Helicopter Parents

Parents want to know the best way to help their children with homework. While there are many Homework Helper Dos and Don'ts, three rules top the list. The following rules not only help students do tonight's homework, they hel... Read more
Homework Questions for Back-to-School Night

Aug 24, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Back to School

It's back to school time, and for most parents getting our children ready for a new school year means working our way down a very long and expensive to-do list. There are clothes and supplies to buy, forms to fill out, bedtim... Read more
Homework Personality

Aug 18, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Homework, Back to School

Parents often approach me at workshops, at school or through my site wanting to know the best way to solve their family homework problems. They are tired of the tears, the fighting, the never-ending homework struggles. Parent... Read more
Homework Sandwiches

Aug 17, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Homework

Parents often wonder if they should let their kids take a break after school before starting their homework. I understand the dilemma. One the one hand, it seems reasonable to let our children have a quick snack and a few min... Read more
How to Study Using the Folded Paper Method

Aug 17, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Kids Learning, Homework

One of the great mysteries of the educational universe is why students aren't taught how to study. I was lucky enough to be shown the Folded Paper Method in the 8th grade, and I have been using it ever since! Not only does it... Read more