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Updated: March 26, 2020

6 Activities Kids Can Do At Home With Household Items (No Paper or Pencil Needed)

6 educational activities for homeschooled kids using simple household items

If you are a teacher looking for at-home learning opportunities that you can share with your students’ parents or you are a parent finding yourself in charge of homeschooling for the first time, don’t panic! Trust me, you can offer your kiddos plenty of learning opportunities with items that are already in the house. All you need is a little patience, energy, creativity, and common household materials to keep your now homeschooled “students” entertained and engaged.

In this blog post, I will share six activities for at-home learning (no trip to the grocery store required!).

by: Dr. Kyle Pruett

Tips for Avoiding Parent-Teacher Conflicts

Tips for Avoiding Parent-Teacher Conflicts

With over twenty years of experience as a teacher and a school administrator, Dr. Kyle Pruett knows a thing or two about parent-teacher conflicts. Here are some ideas for parents to help them avoid the pitfalls.

  • Expect that your child's teacher knows what he or she is doing and that your child faces something worth anticipating. Odds are he or she does and this will help your child be open to a good connection. Cynicism is its own reward.

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by: FamilyEducation

Tips for the End of School

Tips for the End of School

Make a strong finish!

Here are the tips and resources you need to help you and your kids survive the end of school and enjoy summer.

1. How to decide which classes your child will take next year.

Gifted programs
Do you think your child has special talents? Don't miss out! Now's the time to submit parent and teacher referrals for gifted and talented programs. An evaluation period may be underway in your school to determine eligibility for programs in the fall.

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Managing Documents Under IDEA, Part II

Creating documents

Managing Documents Under IDEA, Part II

In Part One of Managing Documents Under IDEA, special education lawyer, Robert Crabtree, tells you what documents you should keep and why. Here, he goes over guidelines for the documents you should create, and those you should keep for hearings under IDEA.

What Documents Should You Create?

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ADD: The Challenge for Parents and Siblings

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ADD: The Challenge for Parents and Siblings

The treatment of an ADD child begins in the healing home--not at school, not at the psychologist's or doctor's office. If a child's parents and other family members do not invest their time, effort, and love in his treatment, there is very little doctors or teachers can do.

A child's response to ADD treatment reflects the family's dynamics. That is not to say a family must be perfect and without conflicts. There are problems in all families, whether they are the Osbournes or the Osmonds.

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Updated: April 2, 2020

Teachers, Here's What Parents Want You to Know Right Now

teachers, this is what parents need you to know about at-home learning

No one is prepared for the transition to homeschooling and remote learners. Both teachers and parents have been thrown into this without warning. Let’s work together to do what is best for our kids. Let’s tell each other what we need, and help each other however we can. Here is what parents need teachers to know:

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Updated: April 22, 2022

How to Get Started with Homeschooling

You've decided to homeschool - what's next?

You’ve decided to homeschool. Now what? First of all, know that you are not alone. As families face unprecedented challenges regarding health, safety, changing schedules, and new school models during this time of global pandemic, more families than ever are deciding to give homeschooling a try. The good news is that even the least experienced of families can have a wonderful start to the homeschool adventure thanks to the plethora of easily accessible resources available online.

Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Parents: Do Your Homework
Standardized testing -- two simple words that often strike fear for children, teachers, and parents alike. Many states use proficiency testing as a way to assess children and evaluate teachers. In some states, a low score on a proficiency exam is grounds for holding your child back. Whatever the policies are in your state, your job is to prepare your young learner for the testing challenge.

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Updated: March 26, 2020

Introducing The Prepared Parent

mom checking email with daughter

You probably never thought you would be a teacher (especially for your own kids), but that’s the reality for many of us right now. This unprecedented epidemic has turned all of our lives upside down, and for the first time ever you may find yourself making lesson plans, looking for math worksheets, and wondering why your kids won’t do the homework. Oh, and you are also trying to work from home, shower (or at least dry shampoo), get dinner on the table, and maintain a normal schedule (we’ve got tips for that here).

Updated: May 15, 2019

Contacting Your Child's School

Contacting Your Child's School

Parents are sometimes uneasy about contacting their child's school because they think their questions are silly, or that they might be perceived as over anxious or overly protective. In reality, however, the "sooner the better" makes sense when we need information about our children.

So, after some deliberation, you decide to contact the school. Now what? What follows is a guide to help you communicate better with your school.

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Updated: August 26, 2019

What Teachers Want Parents to Know About the First Week of School

teacher in classroom with kids

Back to school time is quickly approaching. You’re probably stocking up on backpacks, pencils, and other school supplies for your children. In just a few short weeks, you will be turning them over to a teacher who will spend more hours each weekday with them than you. 

More: 5 Positive Phrases To Say To Your Anxious Child About School

Here are 12 things teachers want you to know about that first week of school.

Ten Quick Q&A about Learning Disabilities

Ten Quick Q&A about Learning Disabilities

1. What do I do if I think my child has a learning disability?
Contact your child's teacher and the director of special education and request an evaluation.

2. What causes a learning disability?
There are many factors, such as central nervous system disorders and genetic factors, that have been suggested as causes of a learning disability, but no one cause has been determined.

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Learning About Your Teaching Materials for Homeschooling

Learning About Your Teaching Materials for Homeschooling

After you obtain the teaching materials for a subject's curriculum, you need to spend some time with those materials to get familiar with them. Specifically, examine the materials to answer the following questions:

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by: Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

Tips on Choosing a Tutor for a Child with LD

Tips on Choosing a Tutor for a Child with LD

Most parents dream of their children doing well in school, going on to college, and having a successful career. But what are parents to do when they find out that their child is falling behind? The answer for many is to provide a tutor.

When to Hire a Tutor
Hundreds of thousands of children having difficulty with a subject in school are currently being tutored in the United States for a variety of reasons:

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by: Kristine Petterson

Parenting Mindfully When Life Spirals Out of Control

mindful parenting when things seem out of control

My yoga teacher Tiffany Wood loves to say, “You may not be in control of every situation, but you can always take charge.” It took time for this teaching to sink in, and becoming a mother gave me a whole new perspective on being out of control. Parents are handed a tiny human with their own agenda and pretty strong opinions out of the gate. It’s physically and emotionally exhausting and it only gets harder when your child is old enough to look you in the eye and shout, “NO!”

by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Conflict Resolution: Home and School

Conflict Resolution: Home and School

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Parents and schools should not shy away from conflict and differences of opinion, but strive to resolve any differences in a "win-win" manner.

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