Once upon a time there was a Japanese teacher named Toru Kumon who taught high school math. He became very concerned when his own son had difficulty doing his second grade arithmetic homework.
When picking up my 2-year-old daughter from Parent’s Day Out last spring, I was shocked when her caregiver asked if she would be entering their preschool program in the fall, just after her third birthday.
Today’s educational choices go way beyond the little red schoolhouse. Parents need to know the differences in order to choose what’s best for their kids.
When I was 11, kids in my class steered clear of Quentin Tacker, the sixth-grade bully. Quentin was notorious for being the meanest kid at school. His targets often had their lunch money stolen, got stuffed in lockers, beaten up, threatened, intimidated, you name it. In retrospect, it was really quite amazing how one kid… Read more »
Change is never easy, as Pedro Garcia has discovered. Amid rumors that he wants to do away with recess and kindergarten naps, the new Metro Nashville Public Schools superintendent has steadily and systematically begun to change the way Nashville educates its children.
Educational initiatives to assure children that learn to read by the third grade abound at the national, state and local levels. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize that reading is the most important educational skill a child can possess. Here are some tips to help raise a reader.
If you think the nation’s education system is responsible for developing your child’s brain, think again.
When most of us were babies, scientists knew relatively little about how our brains worked. Since then there have been major discoveries in the field of early childhood development.
It’s a typical school day morning. We send our children out the door to pre-, public, private or charter school, secure in the feeling that our school is as good, or better, than any other. But not all schools are created equal. Even though all public and private elementary schools must comply with the state… Read more »
For many families, after-school time has become a battlefield, filled with tension and tears as children struggle to complete assignments, and parents struggle to maintain a peaceful family life. One family’s cure: family study time. Could it work for you?