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SchoolFamily.com's Favorite School and Education Videos From 2011

Jan 02, 2012 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Bullying

Sometimes kids learn best when music and fun are part of the equation. One way that’s been accomplished by many school districts is through the use of student-performed videos that are created locally and then uploaded ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
3 Activities to Help Your Child Become a Better Math Student in 2012

Jan 02, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parenting, Parent Involvement, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

Connecting math to everyday life makes math real and purposeful for your child. Here are 3 easy activities to help your young child improve their math skills in the New Year: Make math “tasty.” Cook a simple reci... Read more
SchoolFamily
For Busy Parents: How to Live Life Fully in the New Year

Dec 29, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Health and Fitness

This SchoolFamily.com guest blog this week is by Dr. Christine Carter, Ph.D., a sociologist, award-winning blogger, and author of RAISING HAPPINESS: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. Visit Dr. Carter&r... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Federal Study on Bullying Examines States' School Policies

Dec 15, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Technology, Teachers, Parenting, Middle School, Internet Safety, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Bullying

This week, you may have heard about results of a new studying on bullying released by the U.S. Department of Education. The study was commissioned by the feds to gain information about the existence and strength of bullying l... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Bah humbug on teacher gifts, say Alabama lawmakers

Dec 08, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, SchoolFamily.com, PTOs and PTAs, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, High School, Elementary School

Have you and your children decided on what teacher gifts you’ll be giving for the holidays? If you’ve chosen a $25 gift card and you live in Alabama, you’ll want to reconsider—lest your gift sends a te... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Helping Kids Develop a Positive Body Image

Dec 08, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Nutrition, Middle School, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Elementary School

Does your son complain about his hair? Does your daughter say horrible things about her thighs? Do your other kids make occasional comments about being "fat?" And do you worry what they'll be feeling and saying about themselv... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Rewards, Movies, and Holiday Parties? Oh My!

Dec 07, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Curriculum, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers

Is any work getting done in school during the holiday months? I recently came across a Facebook group discussion about using classrooms using movies as a reward for everything from meeting accelerated reader (AR) reading goal... Read more
Connie McCarthy
6 Questions for a Successful Parent Teacher Conference

Dec 05, 2011 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

National standards have set the bar for academic achievement, which means that today it is clear what a student should have achieved by certain points in the school year. Parent teacher conferences are a terrific opportunity ... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Calling all cooks: SchoolFamily.com is looking for your recipes!

Dec 02, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, School Breakfast, Parenting, Nutrition, Health and Fitness

Calling all cooks! SchoolFamily.com is launching a complete recipe section, and we’re looking for your favorite recipes to share among our readers! Do you have a weeknight dinner recipe that’s quick and easy? A no... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
9th Grade Sex Ed Survey: What Would You Do?

Nov 17, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Elementary School

What would you do as a parent in this situation? A teacher at Rio Rancho High School in New Mexico who passed out a voluntary, anonymous sex survey to students in a 9th grade biology class, has been placed on leave until the ... Read more