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School Life

6 Ways to Appreciate Teachers During COVID-19

We’ve always suspected that teachers are more than they seem. The clues have always been there: Like when our child comes home and talks excitedly about something they learned that day. Or when they work on a subject without our prodding. Or… Read More

College and Young Adult | High School (9th-12th) | School Life

To the Parents of the Class of 2020

To all my fellow parents who have a senior in high school, I feel your disappointment. I feel your frustration. I feel your sadness. I feel your shock. I feel the desperation to find the right words. I feel the struggle to… Read More

Español | Family Life | School Life | Special Topics

6 consejos para educar en el hogar para principiantes

¡Vivimos tiempos locos, amigos! Para la mayoría de nosotros, eso significa que tenemos que posponer la vida normalmente-programada hasta nuevo aviso. También significa que muchos padres serán responsables de supervisar el aprendizaje en línea de sus hijos en el futuro previsible. Si… Read More

Family Life | School Life | Special Topics

6 Homeschooling Tips for Amateurs

We’re living in wild times, friends! For most of us, that means we’re having to postpone regularly-scheduled life until further notice. It also means that many parents will be responsible for overseeing their kids’ online learning for the foreseeable future. If you’ve… Read More

School Life

How to Help Your Kids Get Through Exam Season

A few times a year, once during the Holidays, and then again at the end of the school year, exams come into focus for families of students. For some, exams represent a last chance to pass their classes. For others, exams can… Read More

School Life

The Questions to Ask so Homework is Their Work

As parents, we are constantly trying to find the right balance between the extremes. Hands on or hands off? Am I doing too much? Or am I doing too little? I’m a parent with children in three very different stages: My youngest… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | School Life

What Teachers Wish Parents of High Schoolers Knew

For almost a decade I was a high school Spanish teacher. Those were some of the best and hardest years of my life, and, if I’m honest, I still miss the excitement that comes with a new school year. There’s a lot… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Fight For The Heart | School Life

5 Things All First Graders Have In Common

Enter a room full of six- and seven-year-olds and you’re bound to spot one thing right away: the cute little gaps of kids who whistle while they talk. Forget calling it first grade. This is the Missing Teeth Club. And the similarities… Read More

School Life | Widen The Circle

4 Ways to Connect With Your Kid’s Teacher

Do you remember your first grade teacher? I loved mine. I remember how Ms. Parker erased the board from left to right every day and then wrote the new date in the top right hand corner. I also remember how she showed… Read More