Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Do You Know Your Child’s Learning Style? A guide to identifying your child’s learning style and making the most of study time

The scenario may be familiar: your child is committed to doing well on an upcoming test.  She sits at the dining room table and “studies” for one hour.  She’s disappointed with her grade.  For the next test, she vows to study harder.  She sits at the dining room table and “studies” for two hours–no improvement. […]

Make Studying Easy and Effective: Study tips based on learning styles

Use the following tips to customize learning and make study time a breeze! Visual learners should… Take notes during class discussion and lectures Review notes and annotate them with different colored pens and highlighters Synthesize notes by creating flowcharts, webs, timelines, graphs, maps or diagrams showing the relationship of ideas and information Sketch the meaning […]

Best Books of 2016: Top 6 for Teens

These young adult novels will get teens reading and thinking long after “lights out”.  They are all flashlight worthy, weekend reads that will make even the most reluctant readers eager to turn the page.  So gather those gift cards and stock up for the wintery weekends to come! Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys A […]

Top 5 Math Websites for Homework Help & Test Prep

Whether you are looking to strengthen your child’s math skills or find a video to help with a tricky concept, the teacher tested sites below will do the trick.   Khan Academy— The overwhelming favorite for math and science concepts grades K-12, Khan Academy is organized by grade level and then topics aligned with the […]

K-8 Schools: Best for Battling Bullying

It should come as no surprise to anyone who can recall his middle school years that most incidents of bullying take place in grades 6 through 8.  According to a recent study–one of the largest of its kind– published in the American Educational Research Journal, students in middle schools report higher rates of bullying and […]

8 Best School Snacks According to Nutritionists

Kids love snack time–and they sure do need it.  Nutritionist Abby Langer rated the healthiest snacks for students–including some prepackaged options.  She also warned of some really unhealthy choices many of us make for our kids.   #1 Anything without ingredients or a wrapper!  An apple, a banana, an orange, carrot sticks.  Just make sure […]

Homework Time Tips for Parents

Homework time seems to drag on for hours these days including nagging, numerous bathroom breaks, eventual yelling and possibly some tears.  The key to efficiency is focus.  Getting your child to focus on the task and get the job done.  Many parents feel their child is getting hours and hours of homework, but the truth […]

Top 12 Teacher Tips for Back to School

Teachers see throughout the day how time at home impacts a student’s school day and academic performance.  Here’s 12 simple tips that Ss. Peter and Paul School teachers think are important for a happy, successful, confident student. #1  Have a special place in the home to put electronics(phones,etc.) at night so kids can wind down and go […]