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Parents Guide to Talking About the 2021 School Year

A Parent’s Guide to Talking About the 2021 School Year

For most kids, last year was different compared to other school years. Maybe they had to learn at home and only attended class on video chat software. Maybe they didn’t get to see their school friends much, or socialize during lunch and recess periods.  Going into the next school year, they may be anxious about …

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Everyday Math: How To Bring A “Boring” Subject To Life

Simple applications of math are all around us, ready to be explained. I, for one, am passionate about sharing it and converting new math fans. Knowing that passion might not come naturally to everyone, I’ve compiled a list of easy examples that stem from a challenge presented by my 9-year-old son. These are just the …

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6 Tactics For Working With A Learning Disabled Student

I know the struggles and intricacies of helping a child with learning issues — I have two. Here’s what I’ve learned on my journey that can apply to anyone working with a learning disabled student. This list is in no way exhaustive, but offers advice on working around the struggles these brave students face. Denial …

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Recognizing The Challenges Of Learning Disabled Students

For most of us, school was simply one of the responsibilities of being a child. But for students with learning disabilities, there’s nothing simple about school. From the morning ride to evening homework time, every day is filled with anxiety. So much so that the only thing left at night is exhaustion from trying to …

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6 Halloween Costume Ideas For Smart Girls

This year, help your daughter get excited about more than a plastic pumpkin head full of candy. Halloween is a great opportunity to teach her about positive women role models. With our Halloween costumes for girls, we help you avoid browsing through stores where pink and a-little-too-provocative costumes tend to reign supreme, so you can …

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How Elementary And Middle School Students Are Getting Ahead (And Staying There)

When you look around today’s elementary or middle school classrooms, or glance through one of your child’s textbooks, it quickly becomes clear that students today are not only learning about core subjects in new ways, but that they are also learning about a broader spectrum of subjects than previous generations. In many ways, it’s an …

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8 Common Attractions That Make Great DIY Summer Learning Opportunities

You can bet there is a lot of information that you as an adult know and want to share with your children. But why just tell them when you can provide them with the chance to learn through experience while using you as a resource? We’ve compiled a list of attractions, most of which can …

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Googling Your Way To Affordable Summer Learning Activities

Wishing there was some way you could find educational activities for your children this summer, but feeling like you don’t have the time? When is the last time you visited your school or library’s website? How about the nearby university’s? There are a number of places that commonly host summer learning experiences. Even better, many …

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Dispelling Your Daughter’s Middle School Math Demons

“I’m just not good at math.” If you have a middle school-aged daughter, and you’ve heard these words come out of her mouth, you might be a little shocked. And you’re definitely not alone. In the United States (as well as Britain and Canada), middle school is widely recognized as a time when girls start …

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5 Ways To Beat Common Core Without Opting Out

You’ve undoubtedly read a slew of articles on both sides of the Common Core fence. If you’re like most parents, daily headlines like “7-Year-Old Outsmarts Ridiculously Stupid Common Core Question” have you reaching for the aspirin and waiting for the world to return to normal. Stop. There’s only one way to look at Common Core, …

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