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Angela Norton Tyler
Why It's Not Okay to Be Late to School

Nov 03, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Teachers, Kids Learning, Elementary School

Early one morning last week as I pulled the car up to my son's school, he announced that he wasn't wearing any shoes. He had managed to remember his lunch and backpack, but his new tennis shoes were in the garage where he had... Read more
SchoolFamily
Class Assignments & New Teachers

Aug 06, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Parent Involvement, Back to School

Teacher and class  assignments come out right before school starts in our town. Going to the school to see the class postings is always an emotionally-charged event. What if your kids don’t have friends in their cl... Read more
SchoolFamily
6 Ways to Help Your Kid Be a Teacher's Favorite

Sep 19, 2008 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Kids Learning

This is a guest post by Vanessa Van Petten from OnTeensToday.com. Vanessa wrote a parenting book when she was 17, called "You're Grounded!" and is now on a national speaking tour, reaching out to both parents and teenagers ab... 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
More on Choosing Teachers

Jun 13, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Teachers

The term "helicopter parent" came to mind when I read the Hawaii Reporter article that Tim mentioned in his June 6 post about parents lobbying for next year's classroom placements. Helicopter parents are so named because they... Read more