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Tim Sullivan
More research: parent involvement works!

Jun 03, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

And you thought those dinner conversations and parent-teacher conferences didn't matter :-)....A pair of University of New Hampshire economists add more proof to what we've known for years -- parent involvement makes a proven... Read more
Tim Sullivan
SchoolFamily.com is Here

May 28, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Back to School

Welcome to our newest resource for involved moms and dads -- schoolfamily.com.Today, you'll find tons of great articles for helping you help your school-aged kids do great and helping you and your family keep school sane. Ove... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Making the most of parent-teacher conferences

Oct 22, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Untagged 

Do you find parent-teacher conferences to be: a) enlightening, b) mutually beneficial, or c) about as fun as going to the dentist? If you answered c, you're not alone. Plenty of parents get nervous about meeting with teachers... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Hey Mom, done your homework yet?

Oct 09, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Homework

A high school English teacher in New Jersey is making waves for requiring parents to read the same assignments as their kids and comment about them on his blog. The teacher explained to The New York Times that because parent ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Be There or Be Square

Oct 02, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

"It's well-documented that parent involvement helps kids do better in school, but during the busy school year, it can be tough to set aside quality time with the kids. That's why a nationwide campaign is asking parents to hav... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Watch the Video!

Sep 29, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Untagged 

Watch the clip of Tim's appearance this morning on Fox & Friends!He offers some examples and a few tips for thinking about wants vs. needs for back-to-school supplies.What kinds of tools are your kids asking for this year... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Mom Song - 24 Hours

Sep 28, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Untagged 

"In just under 3 minutes, Anita Renfroesums up what every mom says in a 24 hour period...and even manages tomake it rhyme!If you can't see the video, you can watch it on YouTube instead.... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Lessons on Life

Sep 19, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Teachers, Back to School

"I grew up in a very small town. The kind of town where you can't go anywhere without seeing someone you know. So when I went back for a visit earlier this month, it wasn't the least bit unusual that I ran into several of my ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Don't Stop the Bus

Sep 10, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Every year, the parents in my neighborhood kick up a fuss about the middle school bus stop. The elementary kids get picked up every few houses, but once they enter 4th grade, they have to walk to a single stop. The stop is ab... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Old Notebook, Fresh Start

Sep 05, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Supplies, Back to School

We made it through the first week of school and so far, so good. Except I lost the fight to convince my 4th grader to start the year with a fresh notebook.I knew it was time to give up when, after the first day of school, I f... Read more