In a recent KidsHealth survey, almost 90 percent of students said they felt stressed day in and day out. And so often, when kids are stressed, their parents are as well. Just as much pressure can be felt after the school bell rings as during school hours. If your after-school schedule feels more hurried, stressful, and complicated than you would prefer, try the following the … [Read more...] about 5 Solutions to De-Stress the After School Schedule
Boys as a rule don’t read as well as girls. And a major reason for this discrepancy is that girls tend to read for pleasure, while boys don't. What accounts for this difference? The nation’s Report Card notes that 53 percent of the fourth-grade girls said they read for fun on their own time almost every day while only 39 percent of the boys said they do the same. What … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Boys Like to Read?
Should parents go online to check their kids’ grades and homework? The iconic overstuffed student’s backpack is quickly becoming a relic of the past and as a result, the way parents oversee their children’s progress in school will never be the same. Paperless Schools With an estimated four out of five K-12 schools having some sort of presence on the internet, teachers are … [Read more...] about For Parents, Where’s The Line Between Helping and Hovering?
Forty years ago, an Indiana electronics company brought a product to market that did more to impact the way we educate our kids than almost anything else in the past century. The company, Bowmar Instruments, began selling the first handheld pocket calculator - for a whopping $240! By 1976, the cost of the cheapest four-function device had dropped to a few dollars … [Read more...] about Are We Raising a Generation of “Calculator Kids?”
In classrooms across America, teachers strive to provide engaging lessons and meaningful homework, but more often than not, our students are not learning how to learn. Kids walk out of their classrooms armed with study guides, notes, and chapters to read, but they don’t know how to put that information into storage for retrieval tomorrow, next week, or three months from now. … [Read more...] about Does Your Child Have Trouble With Tests? Help Them Study Smarter!