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Carol Brooks Ball
Providing iPads Instead of Textbooks For Classroom Learning Gets My Vote

Sep 13, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Technology, Middle School, Homework, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Back to School, After-School

I don't know about you but my house has more computers than we need. Yes, that's partly due to the fact that my son, who today works in information technology, built two of his own computers during his middle school and high ... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Back to School Books that Address First-Day Jitters

Aug 23, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, Kids Reading, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Bullying, Back to School

If I had to pick a favorite book that I’ve read to my children during times when they've been anxious about returning to school, I’d be unable to choose – there are that many excellent choices. One that top... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Back-to-school means teens behind the wheel

Aug 18, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Parent Involvement, High School, Health and Fitness, Back to School, After-School

My daughter isn't eligible to get her driver's license until October, but despite the two months and back-to-school period between now and then, she's champing at the bit to know if she'll be able to drive herself to school. ... Read more
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How to Help Overweight Students Navigate Back to School With Confidence

Aug 17, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Lunch, Nutrition, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School

For many students, back to school means shopping for new clothes, purchasing new school supplies, and being reunited with their friends after the summer vacation. For students who are overweight, however, the back-to-school p... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Sex Education Now Mandatory in New York City schools

Aug 12, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, School Curriculum, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness

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Connie McCarthy
Try “Brain Gym” to Enhance Learning

Apr 07, 2011 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

We can all benefit from a stronger mind/body connection. This is particularly true for young learners. A few years ago I learned a simple program from the occupational therapists in our school. It is called "Brain Gym" and ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Searching for Balanced & Tasty Before-School Breakfasts

Mar 09, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Nutrition, Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Elementary School

Is it just me or is getting your kids to eat breakfast before school a challenge?  I am ever-conscious of not being a helicopter parent, but when it comes to breakfast, this is one battle that I pick.  As the school... Read more
SchoolFamily
Get Moving and Do Better in School

Feb 28, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Nutrition, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities

Last week was school vacation here in Massachusetts.  One afternoon I went to lunch with a few friends who were lamenting how difficult it is to get their kids outside and moving. Of course the conversation turned to lim... Read more
SchoolFamily
Get Your Family Health & Wellness Questions Answered, Live by a Pediatrician!

Nov 15, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Nutrition, Health and Fitness

Keeping kids healthy and in school is always high on a parent’s priority list. But sometimes, parents have questions about how to promote healthy lifestyles and when to keep kids home from school. We bet you have a few... Read more
SchoolFamily
Cool Contest Alert

Oct 19, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Health and Fitness, Contest

Just wanted to give you a head's up to a cool contest that one of our sponsors is running: the Play 60 Super Bowl Contest. As parents, one of our top priorities is to keep our kids active and healthy. Sometimes it takes more ... Read more