Encouraging Good Character on the First Day: 3 ways to prepare your classroom for excellence

Character education rests on a simple principle: actions matter. In our day-to-day lives, acts of good character can benefit the self and others. Agreeing on that should be easy. What’s next is more difficult. How can we, as education professionals, help schools improve as environments that nurture character development? If you haven’t recently read How Children Succeed, … Continue reading “Encouraging Good Character on the First Day: 3 ways to prepare your classroom for excellence”

Five Things You Can Do That Will Make You a Better Educator Right Now

By Philip Brown A recent article (July 20) in the Washington Post by parenting consultant Meghan Leahy entitled Five things you can do that will make you a better parent right now captured my attention because each of her five points are also sound recommendations for educators. I’ve reworked her five points – see if … Continue reading “Five Things You Can Do That Will Make You a Better Educator Right Now”

How Surroundings Affect Students’ Learning

By Kelly Warfield,  Editorial director of Teacher Products, Carson-Dellosa™ Publishing Group.  We can all think back on the school environments of our youth and reflect on the classes we preferred, the topics we found most engaging, and the teachers who blew us away. But what about the classroom surroundings that supported that education? Were there specific activities, … Continue reading “How Surroundings Affect Students’ Learning”

7 Surprising Parenting Solutions That Boost Kids’ School Success

by Michele Borba Academic success impacts our children for the rest of their lives: it influences their self-esteem, college selections, job attainment, financial success, and even their choice of spouse. It’s no wonder we go great lengths to give our kids an academic edge. But despite our good intentions, we often overlook a few simple … Continue reading “7 Surprising Parenting Solutions That Boost Kids’ School Success”

New Year, New Challenges: The Crucial Skill Missing in your Back to School Plans

by Kara Coleman The days of summer are no longer stretched out before us with long vacations, fewer rules, and flexible bedtimes.  A new school year has started and the pace has changed.  Whether you are a parent, teacher, or both, your plate is probably overflowing.  But isn’t it like that every September?  Isn’t it … Continue reading “New Year, New Challenges: The Crucial Skill Missing in your Back to School Plans”

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