[teacher] Videos

What differentiates the students who take a gap year off between high school and college or university, and the ones that don’t? Is it true, as some people suspect, that the kids who do are just lazy and reluctant to behave responsibly and make something of their own lives? What sort of reasons could these young people have for not going on to university after they graduate, especially if they’ve already been accepted by a good school?

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It’s the end of the school year!  Many parents like to purchase a small gift for their child’s teacher as a “thank you” for all of their hard work during the year.  There are many ideas for gifts that don’t cost a lot of money or effort.  Read on for some ideas! (more…)

Art abounds on the internet.  Not only can you find great websites about different artistic styles, but you can learn about artists and explore different art mediums.  If you are a parent or a teacher, you can also find some great websites which detail art lessons.

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Each child is unique.  We all know this.  You may not know that each child also has his or her own unique learning style.  Learning styles can be broken down into 3 main groups: visual learners, auditory learners, and kinetic and tactile learners.  Children can have a combination of styles, or they can have predominantly one learning style.

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Nowadays, it’s common for students to take standardized tests during their school career.  In our state, students must take standardized tests and also benchmark tests several times a year to determine if they have learned the required amount of information.  If they haven’t learned the information, they are required to take after school tutoring, or attend summer school.  Another round of testing is scheduled after winter break too!

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Marcia (not her real name) was having serious issues with her son who refused to go to school.  Some days, he refused to go. Other days, he’d walk to the bus stop and just disappear. Later in the day, the school would call her to inform her that her son had never shown up.  After being contacted by a truancy officer, Marcia knew that she had to do something about her son’s behavior.  Marcia took her son to a counselor who diagnosed him with school phobia.

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I am having such a difficult time getting my child the services I think that she needs. My child is having a hard time understanding the classwork and she is unable to do her homework.  She seems to be really struggling to keep up.  Although the teacher acknowledges that she’s having trouble in class, she says to wait until later in the year before doing anything about these issues.  She says that perhaps my child will have an “intellectual growth spurt” and catch up.

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