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 »
When your child has a learning disability, you really need to know what to expect and what to do so she can succeed. Every child struggles from time to time — perhaps it’s with reading comprehension, or math skills, or even verbal communication. However, as a parent or teacher, how can you tell if… Read more »
We went straight to a few outstanding teachers to zero-in on what’s working for kids in school NOW. Tim Dove, a social studies teacher at Phoenix Middle School and 2011 Ohio Teacher of the Year; Diane Runyon, a fourth-grade history teacher at Edison Intermediate in Columbus, named the 2011 Ohio History Teacher of the Year;… Read more »
The preschool years provide a remarkable opportunity for early learning. Like absorbent sponges, this age group is motivated by fun activities that are simple to provide.
Parents should be concerned if their kids are reading less, but what about writing?Â There’s a huge emphasis on writing ability when it comes time for college …Â What you can do at home matters!
Many parents want to deem their child as gifted, but there’s a big difference between a high-achieving student and one who is intellectually gifted. Here’s how to identify gifted children, and an overview of programs that serve them. Cathy Ross knew her daughter Helen was a fast learner when she was a baby. Helen seemed… Read more »
From music to martial arts, education beyond the classroom keeps young minds engaged. Educators and parents are in agreement: It’s not good for children to be glued to the TV every afternoon. They take on a glazed-over and dazed appearance when staring at the tube too long. Eventually, inertia sets in, and kids become whiny… Read more »
Too many kids stop playing sports because they are over-scheduled, burned out or possibly … playing to make someone else happy (hint, hint).
“So, what’s it going to be,” I asked my 4-year-old daughter. “Me or a normal education?”