Aug
19
2012

Classroomtalk: College Roomate Guide

Guest Post By: Iris Yuan For many freshmen, college is the first time where they’ll have to live with someone, usually a complete stranger, and peacefully figure out how to share that space. Unlike summer camp roommates or field trips in high school, your roommate in college may have completely different interests than you, or different living habits. He or …Related Posts:8 Tips Every H.S. Graduate Should Know Before Heading to CollegeTeaching Your College Student [...]

Aug
14
2012

Three Fun and Educational Things to do with Your Kids this Summer

Guest Post By: Carey Cruz Summer is here. Everyone is happy. Your kids are glad that school is over:  no more getting up early and no more homework for at least two months. For you, it means getting up at your own pace in the morning, sipping that cup of coffee in peace before going out for work …Related Posts:Traveling With KidsFantastic Fairy Houses10 Outdoor Activities To Do With Kids4th Graders Review of Secrets of the [...]

Aug
6
2012

10 Tips for Surviving the Family Reunion With Kids

Kids Packets of Culturelle

As I learned this summer on my travels through New Hampshire, multigenerational traveling is not always easy. As I discovered when my big dog ate the last twenty pieces of my nieces incomplete jig saw puzzle off the coffee table, even the family dog needs her own personal space when on vacation. Here are a few …Related Posts:Traveling With KidsShould You Be Your Child’s Facebook Friend?

Jul
17
2012

8 Tips Every H.S. Graduate Should Know Before Heading to College

Guest Post By: Iris Yuan You’ve taken all the tests, accepted your college admissions decision, and received your high school diploma. Now what? The summer between high school and college is a nostalgic one, and by all means, you deserve to enjoy these last few months after getting through high school. But if you’re the first kid off to college …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online SchoolClassroomtalk: [...]

Jul
7
2012

Minimal Marking: A Humane and Practical Approach

Guest Post By: Aniya Wells In the time we’ve spent on the student end of the student-teacher relationship.  We’ve all had the experience, even the smartest among us. The teacher hands back an assignment to the class, and before you can even flip to the last page and check your grade, your heart sinks. Your essay is covered in corrections …Related Posts:Essay writing tipsHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed [...]

Jul
2
2012

Apps that Help Kids with GSP

Guest Post By:  Kate Croston Grammar spelling, and punctuation (more commonly referred to as GSP) are quickly becoming extinct in today’s world of texting, tweeting, and all around internet shorthand that focuses on getting a message across with as few characters as possible. However that doesn’t mean that we need to stop teaching kids about GSP, it just means we …Related Posts:Phonics vs. Sight WordsAll About Learning Sight WordsHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers [...]

Jun
22
2012

Five Online Math Games to Build Your Kindergartener’s Skills

Guest Post By: Catie Keeler   The internet makes it simple to find resources that reinforce the math skills your kindergartener is learning in the classroom. Printable worksheets, interactive assessments and games are everywhere. Of course, games are the most fun, so in the spirit of both fun and learning, here are five free online games that can help your child …Related Posts: Five Ways to Read with Your Toddler A Home Made Lunch is [...]

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