Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Sometimes I don’t totally understand why something I do helps a student! A couple of weeks ago I gave a chemistry test. I had several phone calls from one of my student’s parents and five emails from her son telli... Read more
As a visual learner your child really responds to color, design, charts, lists, and most things that have a clear, strong, and appealing visual image. You can tap into this learning style with the following easy tips and ide... Read more
How does my child get along with other children? Is my son getting better at following verbal instructions for in-class assignments? My daughter aces her spelling tests, then turns around and mis-spells the words the next day... Read more
Every child needs to learn how to read well. When reading does not come easily, it affects every part of life. Thanks to research conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), we know th... Read more
Most children use a combination of senses to learn. The three most common are visual, auditory (hearing,) and touch or "hands-on." Yet, it’s also true that most children tend to be stronger in one of those areas. A sim... Read more
Just wanted to give you a head's up to a cool contest that one of our sponsors is running: the Play 60 Super Bowl Contest.
As parents, one of our top priorities is to keep our kids active and healthy. Sometimes it takes more ... Read more
When parents and schools work together, children benefit. According to a report from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, "When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children ... Read more
Did you know that simple household items could be the "keys" to help your child "unlock" math skills?
If you have a pair of dice, paper muffin cups, and pennies or paper clips at your house, you can practice number skill... Read more
My last blog (about skills versus intelligence) mentioned that some parents and teachers think children are not trying when in reality they are working very hard. It is a concern that I have for struggling students, because j... Read more
Are your kids sniffling and sneezing already this school year? Yep, cold and flu season is upon us. You'll be happy to know that we just launched a new Healthy School Kids page that provides practical tips, tools and insight ... Read more