A new study from the University of Connecticut polled parents about the Common Core, the new education standards that have been enacted in 44 states nationwide to better prepare students for the world of tomorrow. Of the parents who responded, 39% weren’t even aware that the standards existed.
A new study from the University of Connecticut polled parents about the Common Core, the new education standards that have been enacted in 44 states nationwide to better prepare students for the world of tomorrow. Of the parents who responded, 39% weren’t even aware that the standards existed.Read More
The term “innovation” has become an often-heard buzzword. News reports and articles refer to “innovative” companies and encourage more “innovation” from young Americans. “Innovation,” it seems, is everywhere.
The impact of creativity and innovation has been around since the dawn of time and is a legacy of great thinkers. Now that the ability to innovate is an increasingly desired quality among employers, what does this mean for parents?
Can parents help their children to develop this trait, or is it inborn? Does it require a well-rounded education? Is it the result of a combination of factors? How can parents encourage their children to come up with ideas and solutions and to embrace traits like curiosity, questioning, exploring, dreaming, reading, learning, as well as thinking creatively, critically and spatially?
For those wondering how to teach innovation to their children, here are three ways to start:Read More
As the final days of summer draw near, heralding a new school year right around the corner, parents and children prepare to transition to a fresh set of challenges: A different teacher or teachers, maybe a different school, and adjusting to different classes and after-school schedules in just a few weeks.
Although your “super family” may handle back-to-school time in stride, it can be helpful to keep some solutions and tricks in your back pocket, in case of a need to tackle a super-rushed morning or a forgotten lunch.
Here are some back-to-school tips to help get the ball rolling:Read More
In the same way that a nurse or physician knows more about the art and science of medicine than someone who isn’t a nurse or physician, a school teacher knows more about the art and science of teaching than someone who isn’t a school teacher.
Concerning school and teachers, how can a parent gain insights that best help their child?
Teachers are more than willing to share information that can help strengthen the parent-teacher relationship and improve the child’s progress and the dynamics of the classroom.
How to benefit from a teacher’s perspective? Here’s what teachers want parents to know:Read More
For many, the term “gap year” is synonymous with travel. However, travel is only one of many things a student can do when taking a year off between high school and college. In this post, we’ll look at the advantages and drawbacks of taking a gap year between high school and college.Read More