Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Most teachers give homework to their students. But, many students struggle with homework, and homework time is miserable. As parents we wonder, "Why do children need homework?"
Having independent work to do outside of schoo... Read more
Have you heard teachers say something like, "We can’t identify your child for special education because we have not gone through the response to intervention process yet"? Ever since the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)... Read more
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s great to relax with some family games that will keep learning skills sharp. Here are two family-friendly games that are easy and fun to play:Game 1 “Find the ... Read more
There are lots of choices for activities for families around cities and towns on winter school vacation; museums, movies, indoor play spaces, etc. But if crowds aren't your thing and you don't want to spend the mone... Read more
Parents often think about their carefree childhood. They forget that those days were not always so carefree. It is true that children do not worry about paying the bills or losing their jobs like adults do. But t... Read more
One of our writing projects last week was about "Christmas Wishes." I asked my First Grade students to write about their Christmas wishes for people of the whole world. If they had the power to make a real difference in the... Read more
We all know that grandparents love homemade gifts from their grandkids. But for many of us Christmas sneaks up too quickly and we are left with nothing but good intentions and a store-bought gift. Well with 10 days unt... Read more
Some students do all right on daily work, but when it comes time to take the test—they fail. I currently have a student in my chemistry class who says he just cannot learn new vocabulary. He says that he can understand... Read more
Having the right tools in one place can make homework less of a struggle. At a PTO meeting last night two colleagues and I addressed parent’s concerns about homework.
Mrs. Monteiro, a third grade teacher, told parents ... Read more
After my posting on creating a friendly environment for ADHD children, I heard from several people about how much they like the stand-up desks. One felt it would be great for him rather than his children. Another says she p... Read more