Meeting with your child's preschool teacher during the fall parent-teacher conferences is a valuable opportunity. Be sure to make the most of it by thinking in advance about what kinds of questions you want to ask. Here are ten suggestions.... Let us know what other question.... read more
Chances are, if you attended an American school before, say, the late 1990s, you were subjected to what essentially amounted to a one-size-fits-all approach to education. And perhaps, if you were pretty adaptable and didn’t have any significant learning differences, you emer.... read more
When I first heard the term "flipped classroom," I thought it might have been a discipline issue. I'd worked in a high school and was pretty sure I'd seen a flipped classroom or two. It turns out that a flipped classroom has nothing to do with overturned desks but is instead a.... read more
When it comes to our kids’ education, we parents are supposed to know what’s what. Right? After all, we’ve been there, done that ourselves, and should be able to wrap our heads around elementary and middle school curricula. And yet, we often find ourselves puzzling ov.... read more
Of all the education trends floating around at the moment, the one that may seem most perplexing and elusive to many parents (myself included) is the idea of teaching children “grit.”Teaching grit falls under the larger umbrella of “character education,” but has receiv.... read more
When our children are very young, middle school seems so far away, and surely, once we've been through going back to work and the first days of preschool and finding just the right kindergarten, the transition from fifth to sixth grade can't be all that bad. And then that day .... read more
When we set out in search of a preschool for our little ones, we look for a place where they will be happy, for an environment conducive to fun and learning and friendship. We look for a strong community of families, and for teachers who have plenty of experience and creativi.... read more
Preschool tours offer wonderful opportunities to learn about prospective preschools. Often you can meet the director of the school, see classes in progress, and meet members of the parent community. But, as is the case with so many things in life, what you see may not be wha.... read more
Of the many dilemmas that come with choosing a preschool, the question of schedules is one of the most vexing. You may know what kind of philosophy or community you prefer, and everyone has an ideal location in mind, but schedule?What is the optimal preschool schedule for a tw.... read more
Looking ahead to your child starting kindergarten is the moment in parenting when you first catch a glimpse of time's boomerang headed right back at you—and fast!All those tiny steps and little moments in the long days (but short years) of baby and preschool parenting are.... read more
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