Clear as day, I remember a girl in my elementary school named Alice. Alice came from a poor family and her clothes were often worn and tattered. Kids would groan and roll their eyes if the teacher asked them to sit next to her. To catch “Alice’s kooties” was the worst thing that could happen… Read more »
Does your child need to improve his skills? Put these tips to the test!
Local enrichment program Be Smart Kids educates youngsters as early as 18 months old.
It’s the start of summer vacation. Parents are scrambling to fill the void left by closed classroom doors. Of course, closed doors don’t necessarily have to mean closed books.
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about standardized tests.
As a teenager, I received lots of phone calls from guys. It bugged me when my mom would say, “I can’t understand why all these boys keep calling you. I guess it’s because you’re a good listener.”
One former teacher, current tutor at a Huntington Learning Center, and mother of two recently told me that the most important factor in a child’s education is self-esteem. “Make kids feel like a success, feel good about themselves and their efforts and they’ll be able to learn.” She continues, “Without support and self-esteem, eventually the… Read more »
Standardized testing is here to stay. Like it or not, from about age 5 onward, most children will be evaluated by at least one standardized test every school year.
Has your child’s teacher asked for volunteers this year?
A parent is almost automatically a good teacher because there is no one else who has a greater desire for a child to succeed than his or her own parent.