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Angela Norton Tyler
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
Tim Sullivan
Are you doing your kids' homework for them?

Mar 25, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Homework

That's the worry in this well done Chicago Tribune article on parents and homework.Love the anecdote about the engineer parent and the $30,000 science fair project. Wait 'til my kids get a "make your own magazine" project, ri... Read more
SchoolFamily
Should homework be optional if students understand the concepts?

Mar 16, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

"Have you done your homework yet?" is a question asked almost daily by parents across the country. That's changing for parents of students at St. Paul's Hazel Park Middle School Academy.According to this article from StarTrib... Read more
Tim Sullivan
The New Homework, how do we parents keep up?

Mar 02, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Internet Safety, Homework

Spent last week in New York (as part of an Advisory Council for Symantec's new efforts around internet safety) focusing on how technology has become such a central part of our kids' experiences these days. My take: where ther... Read more
SchoolFamily
How to Study Using the Folded Paper Method

Jan 30, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

This is a guest post by Angela Norton Tyler, of Family Homework Answers. Angela is a teacher and parent from the Sacramento, California area. She has been a classroom teacher, an elementary school reading specialist, and has ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
My Child Won't Do Homework. Help.

Dec 31, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Homework

Feel like I've been reading Barbara Meltz's advice in the Boston Globe forever. Always balanced and rational. Here, she tackles a common lament: what to do when your child (in this case a 13-year-old) just won't take care ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Homework Sandwiches

Dec 12, 2008 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

This is a guest post by Angela Norton Tyler, of Family Homework Answers. Angela is a teacher and parent from the Sacramento, California area. She has been a classroom teacher, an elementary school reading specialist, and has ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
The Parent _ Homework Divide

Nov 24, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Homework

Very interesting message and follow-up discussion over on the Washington Post site. The topic: what's the right amount of homework? And what's the parent's role in that homework? Lots of strong feelings in this debate.As a da... Read more
SchoolFamily
Homework Personality

Oct 10, 2008 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

This is a guest by post by Angela Norton Tyler, of Family Homework Answers. Angela is a teacher and parent from the Sacramento, California area. She has been a classroom teacher, an elementary school reading specialist, and h... Read more
Tim Sullivan
After-School Help for the After-School Homework Helpers (Parents)

Sep 11, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Homework, Back to School

This story half-intrigued me and half cracked me up. We've all heard about kids staying after school to get extra help, right? Well, here's a twist -- this Ohio district is giving parents the extra help, so that parents won't... Read more