Blog

  1. Should I Homeschool My Child? Weighing the Pros and Cons

    Should I Homeschool My Child? Weighing the Pros and Cons

    As of 2017, there were 3.5 million students in homeschool. Ninety-one percent of homeschooling parents said they were worried about the safety of the school environment. These parents are concerned about in-school violence, bullying and social pressure. Seventy-seven percent of homeschooling parents said they did so out of a desire to provide moral instruction. Many of these parents are concerned about the lack of traditional lessons in today’s public...
    Read more »
  2. How to Get Students to Do Homework

    How to Get Students to Do Homework

    Are you looking for ways to motivate your students to do their homework? If so, you’re not alone. Getting students to do their homework regularly can be a source of frustration for teachers. We know students who consistently complete homework will achieve more academically, particularly in high school, and students who don’t do their homework will falter. As a teacher...
    Read more »
  3. How to Motivate Your Child to Finish Homework and Succeed in the Long Run

    How to Motivate Your Child to Finish Homework and Succeed in the Long Run

    As a parent of school-attending kids, you may have experienced the following scenario: Your kid comes home in the afternoon and immediately begins dragging their feet at the mention of homework or studying. You encourage them to study, and your well-meaning words are met with excuses. This exchange repeats itself, resulting in yelling, and the back-and-forth feels torturous to both...
    Read more »
  4. Ways for Teachers to Stay Organized

    Ways for Teachers to Stay Organized

    The life of a teacher is many things. It’s a chaotic whirlwind that’s at times rewarding, but at other times just a headache waiting to happen. But if there’s one word that could perfectly sum up what it means to be a teacher, it might be “unpredictable.” A teacher’s job changes frequently — sometimes even from one hour to the...
    Read more »
  5. The Value of An Advisory

    The Value of An Advisory

    Written by Dan Dafoe, Success by Design CEO. Advisory time is certainly not a new concept, especially in high schools. A growing number of schools have embraced this idea, and are reporting great success (HS Advisory Research Brief) According to psychiatrist William Glasser, “schools fail to engage more than half the students because they fail to fulfill four basic human...
    Read more »
  6. How to Plan Your Month (Like a Pro)

    How to Plan Your Month (Like a Pro)

    Written by Wil Malski, Customer Service Manager at Success by Design, Inc. My wife is a planning pro! She’s the mother of our two young children, a part-time writer, brand ambassador, homemaker, and our family chef. Careful planning is essential for her! On the last day of every month she pulls out all of her planning devices and starts planning...
    Read more »
  7. 6 Reasons for Parents to Volunteer in the Classroom

    6 Reasons for Parents to Volunteer in the Classroom

    By now we all know volunteering in any way will help your child's school - and even your child. There are many good reasons for parents to volunteer in the classroom. It's a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause...
    Read more »
  8. 5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement

    5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement

    We know that parental involvement is crucial to success in school. There are numerous studies that prove that parent involvement can improve students' behavior, attendance, and achievement. Despite the research, parental involvement still continues to be a challenge. How can you, as an educator, encourage greater parent involvement?   5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement Be Clear: Maybe you...
    Read more »
  9. Tips to Make Lesson Planning Easier

    Tips to Make Lesson Planning Easier

      Lesson Plans – love them or hate them, they are a part of the job for teachers. They help you run your classroom, inform substitute teachers, and even keep your students focused. But, there’s one problem: they take hours to complete. Lucky for you, we have some advice for easier lesson planning!  7 Lesson Planning Tips 1. Make an...
    Read more »
  10. Setting SMART Goals With Your Students

    Setting SMART Goals With Your Students

    A new school year is the beginning of new challenges and adventures. What better time is there to talk to your students about setting goals for themselves? Setting goals provides students with focus and direction, but the types of goals and how they are set makes a difference. Students may need help setting realistic goals and developing a plan of...
    Read more »

Items 1 to 10 of 26 total

Page