Archive for 'Education'

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

When it comes to higher grades for our children, many parents resort to tutors and longer homework hours, but a better approach might be to increase recess time. Studies show a direct link between more exercise [...]

How Sleep Affects Education

How Sleep Affects Education

The connection between adequate sleep and good grades. Sleep and Education How many hours of sleep is your child getting?  If your answer is 8, then chances are your child isn’t getting enough sleep.  In fact, [...]

School Super Projects

School Super Projects

 Should parents help out on those giant school projects? School Super Projects So, your child came home with a gigantic science project. Do you get involved with helping to build it, or is that cheating? Well, [...]

Holistic Education

Holistic Education

Why educating kids needs to be about more than just marks. Holistic Education When it comes to educating our children, we often measure their success by their grades.  But education needs to be about more than [...]

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent/Teacher Meetings

A look at why those parent-teacher meetings are so important. Parent/Teacher Meetings Once school is well underway, parent-teacher conferences start to pop up. As a parent, it’s your chance to express any concerns about your child’s [...]

Music Education on a Budget

Music Education on a Budget

How to find kids music lessons on a budget. Music Education Over the years there have been a lot of studies showing that music lessons can improve a child’s math skills. More important though, is that [...]

The Child and the Machine

The Child and the Machine

Are computers effective learning tools for young children? Can computers help our kids learn to read, write, and think? The Child and the Machine is, astonishingly, the first book ever to address these questions. Drawing upon [...]

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Initiating Homework

Initiating Homework

 Some ideas on how to jump-start kids to do their homework. Initiating Homework When it comes to all the things that kids have to learn at school, well, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours [...]

Helping Disorganized Preteens

Helping Disorganized Preteens

Helping your disorganized middle-schooler get organized Disorganized Tweens There are a lot of changes that go on in the life of the preteen and early adolescent.  Middle school for one.  Hormones for another.  It can result [...]