Parents

May
06

Tips To Improve Performance Around Testing Time

By Dr. Kenya Grooms clinical psychologist and Dean of Student Affairs at MacCormac College Test anxiety is a real problem today — students who are stressed and fearful will have a hard time doing their best. As a teacher, you already know this. Whether your students are in elementary school or starting to think about […]

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Apr
28

The Soft Skills That Children Can Learn Through Travel

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer A study by Google last year revealed that soft skills are the most important factor in the workplace, rather than academic or vocational qualifications. This is where exploring the world outside the classroom can benefit children’s learning. Just as play can equip kids with invaluable life skills, travel can help […]

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Mar
11

Engage Your Child’s Learning Through Reading Strategies

One positive way to keep your child's attention focused on learning is to help in making the process fun. Using physical motion in studying, connecting dry facts to interesting trivia, or inventing silly songs that make details easier to remember can help your child enjoy learning and even reduce the symptoms of disengagement with learning. [...]
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Mar
05

What Factors Help Students with Attention Deficits?

Let’s look now at some of the important factors that help students with attention deficits find success in the classroom. Working with students with attention deficits can be challenging for both student and teacher unless the teacher understands the critical factors that students need to be successful in school. Some important teacher factors include: Teacher […]

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Oct
01

Cutting Through The Noise: How To Help Kids Focus

Brand new data has confirmed what many teachers already know: kids who spend more than 2 hours per day looking at screens (and that’s currently nearly 2 out of 3 American children) perform worse on memory, language and thinking tests than their peers.  Too many children arrive in school over-stimulated from screens, full of sugar, lacking a good […]

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Sep
24

Empowering Elementary School Children Against Bullying

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer Image by Andrik Langfield American politician and former labor lawyer Linda Sanchez, was quoted as saying: “For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a ‘rite of passage’ and by asking students to simply ‘get over it.‘ Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into […]

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Aug
22

The Vital Importance of Sleep for Child Development

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer A 2017 study revealed that children aged three and seven who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention and emotional control later in life. But largely because of changes in the modern lifestyles, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get children to sleep for the recommended […]

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Jul
30

Language Arts Activities Which Will Gain Parent Support for Student Learning

How can we help parents in supporting their child to develop better skills when it comes to the higher demands for reading and writing? This is a question that many teachers struggle with every year in our schools. The focus of this blog post is to provide a few printable resources (see table below) and a […]

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Jul
19

Math Activities Which Will Gain Parent Support for Student Learning

How can we help parents in supporting their child to develop better skills when it comes to the higher demands for learning mathematics? This is a question that many teachers struggle with every year in our schools. The focus of this blog post is to provide a few printable resources (see table below) and a few […]

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May
15

Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom

The classroom environment can be a challenging place for a child with an attention deficit. The very tasks these students find the most difficult—sitting still, listening quietly, concentrating—are the ones they are required to do all day long. Perhaps most frustrating of all is that most of these children want to be able to learn […]

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