Parent Resources

  1. How to Keep Students Focused: 10 Student Engagement Strategies for Teachers and Parents

    How to Keep Students Focused: 10 Student Engagement Strategies for Teachers and Parents

    Imagine a particularly dull meeting you've attended. You likely heard monotone speeches and saw black and white text for visuals. Did you spend your time eyeing your neighbor's coffee and daydreaming that you brought a cup? Although you care about your job and strive for success, staying engaged with the material is challenging without the right tools. Students, particularly those...
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  2. Distance Learning Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Distance Learning Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Shifting technology rapidly enables changes in learning and the way we interact, including in schools. By developing organizational and technological skills in younger generations now, you're providing them with the tools to thrive later in life. Still, even the most tech-savvy students can struggle with transitioning to online school. As influential role models in students' lives, parents and teachers have...
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  3. Importance of Organizational Skills in Education

    Importance of Organizational Skills in Education

      If you're a teacher or parent, then you know firsthand the challenges of teaching a child to be organized. Sometimes it feels like keeping track of class notes, schedules and forms to be signed is a full-time job. Parents get tired of scrambling the night before a project is due, and teachers get tired of requests for extensions or...
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  4. How to Use a Planner at Home

    How to Use a Planner at Home

    One of the best ways to help your child succeed at school is by helping them plan and stay on track with goals and tasks. Parental involvement is essential to student success, but you may not know where to begin at home. If that's the case, start with your child's planner. It's the tool they use to stay organized and succeed in school, so...
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  5. Tips for Planning With a Purpose

    Tips for Planning With a Purpose

    You want your students to use their new planners to the best of their abilities — but they may not know how. One way to help students get the most out of their planning tools is to teach them how to plan with purpose. This methodology can help students organize their work effectively and add value to your classroom time. Consult these tips for...
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  6. An Elementary School Teachers' Guide to Building Student Confidence

    An Elementary School Teachers' Guide to Building Student Confidence

    Being an elementary school student can be incredibly difficult — which is why developing a strong sense of self-confidence in elementary students has become a key goal for educators. Positive self-esteem is important to a student’s development as a person, and a fundamental way to improve academic success. Teachers know the importance of self-confidence in a student’s life. It’s a...
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  7. School Christmas Party Ideas

    School Christmas Party Ideas

    Whether you're an eager room parent or a reluctant last-minute volunteer, planning your child's school Christmas party should be about one thing — helping your child and their classmates celebrate the season together. Most parents start out with this intention, but can quickly become overwhelmed by all of the details involved. Don't worry! Party planning doesn't have to be stressful. In...
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  8. Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Third Grade

    Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Third Grade

    First grade is exciting. Your child is just starting out and is swept up in the excitement of learning to read, write and perform basic math. Second grade is exciting as well, as your student is building on this foundation and reaching the point where things like reading and writing are slowly becoming second nature. So what about third grade...
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  9. Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Second Grade

    Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Second Grade

    By second grade, your child will probably be around seven or eight years old. Every child is unique, so their reactions to school at this age will be very different. Maybe they’re still enamored with the idea of school and are excited to get on the bus every day. It’s also possible that some of the shine of first grade...
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  10. Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in First Grade?

    Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in First Grade?

    Is your little one starting first grade this year? It’s a big step, especially if this is your first child to head out the door and hop on the school bus. It’ll be tough to tell who’s more excited or nervous: you or your child. However, there’s so much more to this momentous occasion than that exciting first day. There’s...
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