My son started school at six weeks old. Technically it was more of a daycare situation in the beginning, but the facility was actually a school. So as he got older, they taught him a lot: I have a binder full of his work from that facility - times when he finger painted, pictures of him learning sign language before he could speak, collages that taught him about textures and lots of tracings of his hand.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 28, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments
I didn't like math in school. I was actually pretty good at math, but I didn't like it. It seemed too finite. I loved writing because there was a lot of room for interpretation, but in math there was only one answer. And I had to show my work.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 19, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments
I was searching for the words over the weekend to share something that I was not sure if I should even share at all. Then, the more I thought about it the more it became clear to me that I had to. Because sometimes the very thing thing we…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on February 5, 2018 at 7:58pm — No Comments
I was listening to some parents chat about the relationship their teenagers have with their school guidance counselor. These parents were describing one-on-one meetings, advice given about extra classes and lots of phone calls to schools for college-bound students.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2018 at 7:01am — No Comments
Have you ever found yourself betwixt the intense snares of a worthy competitor during a game of I Declare War, Who Sank My Battle Ship or Connect Four, who’s challenging your every move with statements that will make you second…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on January 3, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments
How can you make science education more fun? Well, how about introducing some of the weird and wacky units of measurement that tend to be excluded from regular science lessons?
There’s not an ounce of fun in a centimeter, while miles-per-hour can induce a gallon of yawns. But across humankind’s long history of measuring stuff, we’ve come up with a few funnier ways to count, tot-up and otherwise quantify the world around us.
You can catch your kid’s attention with the ‘Mickey’,…Continue
Added by Marilyn on October 4, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments
Most 21st-century mothers have at one time had to make a decision that would permanently impact her career and her family routine. After the maternity hiatus, the choice of returning to the workforce becomes more complex with so many moving parts…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on September 14, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments
Education, and the way teachers interact with their pupils, is constantly in a state of flux as institutions look to implement new technologies, research and policies into their own practices.
Take the computer as a prominent example. As computing power became more proficient and affordable, many schools and universities looked to integrate the new technology into the classrooms, offering students and teachers a new way of accessing and interacting with the curriculum.
Added by Jane Johntson on September 5, 2017 at 11:19am — No Comments
My son is seven. He has long legs and has developed strong arms from swimming. He has soft, floppy, light brown hair and dark brown eyes. There is a smattering of freckles under his eyes and across his nose from spending summer outside. He laughs easily and often.…Continue
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In today’s world creativity is an incredibly important skill. That’s not just because we need more artist (though we do) it’s also because even non-artistic pursuits can benefit a huge amount from having a more creative understanding of the world. This is because creativity isn’t just art, it is also problem solving and re-evaluating situations to realize there is a problem in the first place.
For that reason, any attempt to boost our children’s creativity should be applauded.…Continue
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I have made two key points very clear to my son over the past year:
The first concept is an acknowledgement that I can't do everything at once, so if he sees me…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 13, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments
Right before Valentine's Day, I received several brightly colored pieces of paper letting me know that parents were invited into the classroom to secretly decorate their child's desk for February 14.…Continue
This week, at the ‘Connect With Nature Through Art’ class, learned all about cave paintings. We made paint with dirt and butter and we even played shadow tag at the end.
Added by Merissa Hatch on September 14, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I can still remember the day the nuns and teachers separated the girls and the boys in seventh grade to cover sex education. In retrospect, it was probably worse for the boys, since the monsignor was brought into the school to talk to them. We girls at least had the female science teacher in addition to the nuns.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 6, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments
When I was about two weeks into my pregnancy with Bobby, I was made redundant from a job that I had been in for nearly three years. Believing (perhaps wrongly) that I wouldn't be able to get another job in my current condition, I didn't look for anything else, deciding instead to look…Continue
Added by Steph on April 18, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments
Parents want their children to excel in all aspects of life especially studies. The standard of education has climbed to a very high level in the past few years. Things that were taught in fourth grade are now part of second grade's syllabus. Some children find it hard to cope with the…Continue
Added by Mamoona on April 12, 2016 at 7:10am — No Comments
Why shouldn’t more people take online classes? Young mothers do not have a lot of time on their hands, but they do get snippets of time during the day when they are at a loose end. They may watch TV or try to steal a little time with a lover, but instead they could take online classes and cement a better future for themselves and their children.
Added by Linda Craig on February 26, 2016 at 5:46am — No Comments
Kids are starting to use laptops, tablets, and smartphones on a daily basis. Even before they know how to read or write, kids know how to play the video games. However, not all of the online games are safe and a good place for them to develop. If your child is spending time playing some of these ten games, you have nothing to worry about.…Continue
Added by Sophie Andersen on February 13, 2016 at 4:06pm — No Comments