When school lets out, nearly 14 million middle and high school students are on their own, according to the Young Adult Library Services Association. With several unsupervised hours at a tween’s or teen’s disposal, it’s easy to see why juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs or alcohol is at its highest between 3 and 6… Read more »
Education: Elementary School
Sponsored by Bethany School Kindergarten teachers understand that little kids get squirmy and have loads of energy, so at Bethany School a kindergarten day has to include lots of, well, flexibility. “Instead of ‘High School Musical,’ it’s ‘Kindergarten Musical!’” says Karen Gately, a kindergarten teacher at Bethany School, a private school for… Read more »
Parents often ask their kids what they want to be when they grow up, but Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) takes that question very seriously. A new initiative called My Tomorrow tackles the task of preparing high schoolers for what happens after they graduate. With a mix of rigorous academics, technology support, and strong relationships with adult… Read more »
Learning how play — rather than sitting at a table for long periods of time under the watch of lecturing teachers — is actually beneficial to children.
The contribution of parents is crucial to a top performing kid: set high standards and hold your kids to them. Encourage, but let them do their own work. Impress upon them the responsibility … and watch them deliver.
A Montessori education brings independence, confidence, curiosity and an eagerness to learn. Is this unique option right for your child?
A Q&A about the Common Core with Andrea Faulkner, English/Language Arts Curriculum Manager for Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS). 1. Is Ohio combining Ohio standards with the Common Core standards or using the Common Core standards only? Ohio will be using what is being called the Ohio New Learning Standards. These standards are made up of… Read more »
Parents know how key a single teacher can be in their child’s education, but schools say the best outcome for kids is the result of a group effort.
There’s always lots of griping going on about what’s wrong with education, but truth be told, what happens at home directly impacts what happens at school. How you raise your child is the key factor to how he will fare educationally. Here are 10 things you can do NOW to help your child. SLEEP… Read more »
Make your home a pleasant “school” when it comes to homework, so everyone gets in on the learning. Sometimes there’s no end to the supply of tricky spelling words that must be learned each week. That’s what you may be thinking mid year in the middle of homework with your child on any given… Read more »