Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style

Classroom instruction usually follows a fairly standard formula. A teacher creates a curriculum deemed feasible for a large group of students and implements their lesson plans throughout the school year. Homework is given, completed, and turned in; tests are taken

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Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy

Summer camp is winding down, nights are coming sooner, and bedtimes are making a dreaded reappearance. That’s right, summer is over and school is coming back! It’s time to get all your ducks in a row and make sure the

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Curing Back-to-School Blues for Elementary School Kids

The emergence of back-to-school sales can mean many things: no more white pants, shorter evenings, and a sharp decline in bug bites. For kids, this means one thing – no more playful summertime. Most likely, the return to class is

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Why Kids Should Learn Coding At An Early Age

  As we reach a technological peak, it’s becoming exceedingly important to gain fluency in programming and coding. According to Mitchel Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, “Coding is the new literacy. To thrive

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Tips For Keeping Your Kids Busy During Your Summer Road Trip

Summer road trips are not only a tradition, they’re a necessity. Whether you’re taking the kids to Disney World or your in-laws house in the country, kids will expect the entertainment to ensue the second their seat belt clicks. How

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The Gender Gap In Math Starts In Kindergarten

The gender gap in math may start at kindergarten ― and preschool teachers may unintentionally play some role in it. A study published Thursday in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, shows that’s where the

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Get Better Math Grades: Indirectly Reading And Talking About Math Can Improve Academic Performance

Simple questions can go a long way in helping young children understand math and perform well in class. Which person in the candy shop has more jelly beans? Is the sleeping child above the bed or below it? These are the types

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Healthy Viewing: New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids

How much screen time is healthy for kids? Parents who are unsure of the answer can turn to a new set of guidelines put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The new recommendations outline how much time kids

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How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. At many schools, if there’s a robot at all, it’s located in a science or

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For Special Needs Students, Focus on SEL Critical

Social-emotional interventions are especially key to academic success, experts say. It is widely accepted that there is a teacher shortage in the United States, but when it comes to special education teachers, the situation is even more dire. According to

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