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Aug
19
2016

Tips for the First Day of School

SEPARATION ANXIETY  Every fall the scene repeats itself, a lone child screaming and inconsolable, every day for the first few weeks of school. Not only is that child deeply distressed, but he disrupts the teacher and increases the anxiety of all of his classmates as they too attempt to adjust to this new situation. For your …Related Posts: A Home Made Lunch is Not Necessarily a Healthy LunchHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to [...]

Sep
27
2014

Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter Books

My daughter is in grade 2.  She is a good reader but we have a problem.  Many of her friends are now reading chapter books.  She wants to read them too but seems to be very nervous when she brings one home.  I am sure that that she can read them but I don’t know …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersReading Comprehension for Eight to Twelve Year OldsThe 10 School Supplies Your Child NeedsTalking to [...]

Sep
20
2014

The 10 School Supplies Your Child Needs

1. Personal Hand Sanitizer It’s likely to be a bad flu season. Teach your child to use it frequently and always before lunch and after recess. 2. Antibacterial Wipes Do the poor teacher a favor and send a container to school so she can wipe off desks and other germy surfaces in the classroom. 3. Label Maker Label every lunch …Related Posts:Teaching Your College Student to Shop in a Tight EconomyThe 10 School Supplies No [...]

Sep
19
2014

Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and Illness

My daughter has JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) and has flare ups form time to time that make normal school activities like writing, participating in PE or carrying her backpack much harder for her. We’ve had to deal with plenty of school absences, surprise doctors’ appointments and everything else that goes along with having a kid …Related Posts:How to Engage StudentsAdvice about talking to teachers about disabilities/illnessHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksThe [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

Nov
6
2011

How to Engage Students

How to Engage Students 1.  Practice your stand-up routine. It doesn’t matter if they are six or sixteen, everyone loves to laugh.  Try to interject some humor into your lessons. 2.  Use a variety of technology.  You are teaching to children that have been spoon fed mass media from an early age.  Accept this, keep up with …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessThe 10 School Supplies No Child Should Be WithoutTips for the [...]

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