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Updated: May 15, 2019

Note-Taking Accommodations

Note-Taking Accommodations

When note taking is difficult, the problem is often due to a poor learning environment. This means that a child's ability to get the information he needs is impaired because of factors going on (or not going on) in the classroom around him. Fortunately, there's something called "accommodation."

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Updated: May 15, 2019

How to Take Better Notes

How to Take Better Notes

Rule number one: There are no rules! Kids' minds work in different ways, and their notes should reflect those differences.

You can help your child become an independent learner -- and a great note taker -- by encouraging her to think about how she thinks. Then she can figure out the note-taking methods and tricks that will work best for her.

Set her on the right course with these four guiding principles:

Principle 1: Your Language and Attitude Matters

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What to Do When Kids Have Trouble Studying

Metacognition skills

What to Do When Kids Have Trouble Studying

Vinny thinks studying means getting facts to stick in your brain, so he straps his math book to his head and waits forty-five minutes. When he gets an F on his test, he blames his teacher, his mother, and his cat. It never occurs to him to blame his methods.

You can help Vinny develop a personal plan for studying that goes beyond the outmoded methods he devised during elementary school.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Nine Good Note-Taking Habits For All Kids

Nine Good Note-Taking Habits For All Kids

Even though I believe that note taking should be individualized for each student, this section provides some plain-and-simple good habits that can help all kids take better notes. Yes, I know I just said "all kids." But these habits are just good habits to get into. What can I say? The world's a gray place.

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Cracking the Books Without Cracking the Whip

Cracking the Books Without Cracking the Whip

Talking with Kids About Good Study Habits

FOR AGES: 6 and up

How can you help your kids improve their study skills? Start by asking them to define their study preferences: Do they study best when curled up on a comfy chair, or do they fall asleep? Do they like a bustling study environment, or are they easily distracted? When do they study best -- early morning, during the day, or late at night? All these factors are important in determining the best study routine for your child.

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by: Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Organized for the New School Year

Get Organized for Back to School

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people are by nature more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child "get it together." The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has come up with a list of strategies you can use to help your child get — and keep — their life under control this school year.

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The National PTA's Guide to School Music Programs

The National PTA's Guide to School Music Programs

Brought to you by the National PTA&reg.

As a parent, you should expect your children's school music program to adhere to certain standards. Once you have created a musical environment in your home to stimulate interest, it's up to the teacher to continue the process. Yet how can you judge the quality of a school's music program?

There are three ways to tell if the school your young children attend does a good job of exposing them to music:

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Updated: April 21, 2022

Cell Phones at School: Should They Be Allowed?

Pros and cons of allowing cell phones in school

Should students be allowed to have their cell phones in middle school and high school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school despite any bans that may be in place. Most high schools now allow students to have cell phones but require them to be turned off during class because they can be disruptive and distracting.

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How Happy Are Adopted Children?

The truth about adopted children

How Happy Are Adopted Children?

Many media stories and made-for-TV movies present adopted children as alienated, unhappy, or even criminal. The truth is, however, most adopted children grow up to be normal adults who blend in with everyone else.

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