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Do Longer School Days Equal Smarter Kids?

Do Longer School Days Equal Smarter Kids?

Or Are We Just Self-Destructing? If the nation’s children aren’t succeeding in school, it means they need more time in school. Such is the position of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who said that he supports the adding of hundreds of hours to academic calendars. A pilot project which will encompass 20,000 students across several states […]

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Does My Child Need Preschool?

Does My Child Need Preschool?

It used to be that Kindergarten was the great evening agent – it leveled the playing field as much as possible for children before they entered 1st grade. Those were in the days where kindergarten was half-days, at most, and it consisted of fairy tales, building blocks, and finger paints. Now these traditional kindergarten activities […]

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The Funnies are Serious Business

The Funnies are Serious Business

How Comics Can Help with Reading and Writing Skills It honestly didn’t really register with me that it counted as reading. That is before I had a son who only really wanted to read in short bursts – like how his brain operated for many things. Before I realized it he was hooked on comics, […]

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Printable Science Lessons

Printable Science Lessons

Teaching the Basic Steps of Scientific Discovery Steps to Good Science (printable PDF lesson plan) Science is all around us, and our children. Whether you are planning for the science fair and need some guidance, you are an elementary teacher, or you are a homeschooling mom like me, helping kids understand the scientific process is […]

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More Writing Printables

More Writing Printables

To Get Your Kids Excited about Words I love writing – but I’m ready to accept the fact that not everyone does. However, I’m not ready to resign myself to raising kids who don’t want to even try. This is why I’ve created some easy ways to get them, and any other kids, excited about […]

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Why Do We Have Schools?

Why Do We Have Schools?

Have your kids ever asked, “But why do I have to go to school?” This is in essence the same question that Seth Godin poses to us as adults in Stop Stealing Dreams. Godin is an avid believer that the modern education system was built to create products of the industrial age – compliant, productive, […]

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Tools for Better Writing

Tools for Better Writing

Teaching Writing Skills to Kids There are some frightening statistics about the abilities of students when it comes to writing. Even though writing is one of my passions, I know that it is not for everyone. However, it is also a needed skill in life – one that our kids can learn. 80% of high […]

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Changes in High Schools = Reduced College Debt

Changes in High Schools = Reduced College Debt

We need to do something different. Our children are leaving high school, feeling no choice but to attend college, and then many are failing to even be able to find a job to pay for the mounting student loans. Reports today illustrate just how dire the situation is for teenage children in America. The average […]

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Should My Child Skip a Grade?

Should My Child Skip a Grade?

The Pros and Cons of Accelerated Learning I remember sitting in the front of the class and working my own way through the math lessons. I was bored, felt insecure to be so different, and really just wanted to be normal because by 6th grade I had learned that normal meant that kids should be […]

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Cheating vs. Cramming

Cheating vs. Cramming

What is the difference? I cheated. Those were the words I heard a high school student say yesterday when he heard he did well on a history exam. My stomach dropped. Cheating just won’t get you very far. Even though I dreaded the answer, I asked, “How did you do it?” And then the answer […]

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