10 Tips for a Great Parent-Teacher Connection This Year

Sep 1, 2015 by Lynn Gover

Are you about to meet your child's teacher for the first time?Parent Teacher Conference Do you have a Parent-Teacher conference coming up? Here is a checklist of tips to help you stay in communication with your child's teacher for the upcoming school year.  Use these ideas to get the year started on a good foot.

Social Skills in the Digital Age: What’s Screen Time Got to Do With It?

Apr 15, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

Most of us who spend time with kids know that good social skills are a must for navigating life. But many children today are not developing the social skills they need to effectively handle interpersonal relationships. Is screen time getting in the way?

 

 

Child Development Versus Standards-Driven Learning: Who Wins?

Dec 3, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
There’s a tug of war going on in American schools, a tension between learners’ developmental needs and the academic rigor required to meet challenging educational standards. In the classroom, where standardized assessments are the driving force of the day, the developmental realities of learners are often overlooked and shortchanged—and it’s something we ought to be talking about.

Cooperative Learning Strategies in the Classroom

Jul 9, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Students in cooperative learning groups don’t always allow each other equal participation. For a more inclusive environment, try these strategies.

Student Engagement Strategies That Can Help Your Learners Read Better

May 28, 2013 by Maura Deptula
With limited instructional time and the added pressures of today’s classrooms, what should we be doing to ensure every student leaves the classroom able to read better than they did when they arrived?

Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, and the Road to College: Maria’s Story

Apr 9, 2013 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.

What happens when a mother realizes that her dreams for her child may be shattered because that child struggles with auditory processing issues, dyslexia, or other challenges never imagined?

Behavior Problems in School: Empowering Students to Self Discipline

Sep 11, 2012 by Scott Sterling
Students with behavior problems will not “just grow out of it”. The same skill deficiencies that affect their success in school will affect their success in the workplace, if they make it that far.  What can be done?

How to Improve Reading Skills Through Metacognition

Jul 10, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

How can teaching metacognition impact the way a student learns? Find out what the research says, and discover metacognitive strategies that can be applied to any subject at every grade level.

How to Rekindle the Love of Learning

May 22, 2012 by Corey Fitzgerald
Research demonstrates that, in the US, the motivation to learn declines steadily from third through ninth grade. How can parents and educators help young people rekindle the love of learning?

My Favorite Teachers: Mrs. Bandy and Dr. Gerald Canter

May 8, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, Dr. Martha Burns acknowledges the important role of teachers and shares fond memories of two teachers she’ll never forget.

Pages