May
26
2013

Classroom Talk Summer Reading 2013!

We love reviewing books here at Classroom talk, but this summer, we’d like to try something new: we want you (and your children) to be the reviewer.  Below are some suggestions to get you started, but we’d love to hear what you’re reading this summer and what you think of it. Post a comment with your …Related Posts:Fantastic Fairy HousesHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerNot Your Average Summer Reading ListThe Apothecary by Maile [...]

Mar
16
2013

Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays

Guest Post By Meaghan I. Read the instructions for the essay carefully, and make sure you read each question twice before answering. Touch upon every point that the question asks for, and do not be afraid to spend a few days on your essay as you perfect it. Here are a group of dos and don’ts …Related Posts:How to Succeed in an Online School8 Tips Every H.S. Graduate Should Know Before Heading to College25 iPad [...]

Jan
27
2013

Five Reasons Tweens and Teens Have Problems Making and Keeping Friends

Guest Post By Agnes Jimenez There is nothing worse than watching your child struggle in school whether they are having problems academically or socially. Although it is usually fairly easy for parents to help their child improve their grades, it is much more difficult for them to help their child make and keep friends. Before parents …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessDon’t Let Your Child Be A Compulsive EaterHow to Handle the Class [...]

Jan
19
2013

Essay writing tips

Guest Post by: Ann Gault Many students struggle with their essay writing because simply, they don’t completely understand what the best way to go about them. Even then, essay writing should not be a difficult task if you follow through with the following advice and tips. Always use active voice As much as possible, when writing an …Related Posts:How to Write an Essay ExamMinimal Marking: A Humane and Practical ApproachDos and Don’ts in Writing College [...]

Jan
12
2013

How to Encourage a Struggling Learner

Guest Post By: David Morgan   Learning to read can be one of life’s most stressful events for a child. For some children, picking up phonics and spelling seems like second nature. For others, the reading process sparks long-lasting low confidence and a chronic distaste for schoolwork. Parents often find it difficult to know how to build up self-confidence in a …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

Jan
1
2013

How to Succeed in an Online School

Guest Post By Allison Foster Online education offers students a flexible way to enhance their academic learning outside of the regular classroom. While the popularity of online classes initially began in the college setting, more public and private school systems are beginning to utilize online education in their programs from kindergarten through high school as …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays8 Tips Every H.S. Graduate Should Know Before Heading to College25 iPad [...]

Dec
26
2012

Don’t Let Your Child Be A Compulsive Eater

Guest Post By Alyse Ryan Since obesity is on the rise and recognized by the surgeon general as a nation-wide problem in the United States, it’s crucial to make sure your child doesn’t end up falling into the same unhealthy habits as so many of his or her peers. Compulsive eating is defined as a form …Related Posts:How Elementary School Students Eat LunchTalking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessFive Reasons Tweens and Teens Have Problems [...]

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