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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Note: Please read Livia McCoy's earlier post that defines working memory, before reading this blog post. Otherwise, it may not make much sense!
Imagine that your daughter has not mastered cursive handwriting. This is a likely... Read more
Every Christmas, when my family decorates our tree, we make sure to put on the “Silver Walnut” ornament. This was a gift that my husband, Brian, made for his mother when he was a 7-year-old Cub Scout. ... Read more
|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
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
|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
The Internet has been abuzz this week with news that the practice of sexting—kids texting naked photos or videos of themselves or others via cell phone—is nowhere near as rampant as we’d all been led to beli... Read more
Parents and teachers have a tendency to tell children what they are doing wrong. That’s our job, isn’t it? But wouldn’t it be better to tell them how to do things right instead?
“You need to keep worki... Read more
It’s that time of year: time to stress about sending holiday cards, time to battle the shopping frenzy, time to sneak one last glass of eggnog (I’m not judging); oh, and time for REPORT CARDS!
For years now ... Read more
Students in my Science, Technology, and Society class are just beginning to work on their research papers. Mark (name is changed, of course) was particularly stressed about choosing his topic. He said things like, “I am... Read more
|What If My Child Refuses To Do Homework?
Nov 22, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Curriculum, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Elementary School
More than once parents have asked me what to do when their child refuses to do her homework, with a refrain that goes something like this: “This math is stupid. When will I ever use it? I’m not going to do it.&rdq... Read more