Here are some helpful resources for parents looking to advocate at the classroom, site or district level for quality programming for gifted kids.
Having trouble getting out the door? Is helping with homework making you and your kid crazy? These resources will help you help your child learn at home.
Why we can’t talk about honors without understanding the concept of structural racism and how it plays out in our schools.
Are our schools cultivating or killing our kids creativity? Ken Robinson shares some thoughts.
Watch this video from Carol Dweck about how praise can help or hurt a child’s ability to develop a “growth mindset”, the belief that we can grow and change.
Kids always do better on a schedule. When I learned Michele Obama taught her girls to wake up and get ready for school when they were in kindergarten, I had to try it with my girls, who were already well into second grade. I have to say, it was much easier than you’d think.
The Learning Gap… Sometimes you see a video and it really moves you. This one did. As adults, we often forget how much we have learned. We forget how difficult and frustrating it can be as a child to become good at doing seemingly basic things. We read without thinking, calculate sales tax in our […]
If you are a parent of an SFUSD student, you are now well aware of furlough days, the mandatory days that the district has ordered schools closed, in order to cut costs without firing teachers and other employees. Tomorrow, Friday, April 6, 2012, all SFUSD schools and administrative offices will be closed for a district-wide furlough day. […]
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to know algebra to help your child succeed in high school. In fact, research by Professor Nancy Hill of Harvard University, shows,that when parents helped teens to do their homework it actually had a negative effect!
Research shows that parents can have a big impact by creating a structured, well-supported environment at home. The developmental needs of children, and the school environments vary considerably at different grade levels. Nonetheless, the tips I’ll share below apply to ages.
Based on this analysis, let’s just assume we agree: Too much homework — BAD; Well-designed homework — GOOD. But what does well designed homework look like?