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- Teaching in Year-Round Schools
The year-round calendar is an increasingly popular alternative to
the traditional nine-month school calendar. This digest examines
the benefits and challenges of teaching in year-round schools
- Academic Redshirting and Young Children
Academic redshirting for young children refers to the practice of
postponing entrance into kindergarten of age-eligible children in
order to allow extra time for socioemotional, intellectual, or
physical growth. This Digest discusses what studies
have said thus far about redshirting and its potential effects,
and offers suggestions for parents considering delaying their
child's entrance into kindergarten.
- Teaching Mathematics to Gifted Students in a Mixed-Ability Classroom
If your child is mathematically gifted, then this article
will provide you with strategies for how your school can
meet the special needs of your child. While this article
is written for the educational professional, parents will
find it useful when talking with their child's teacher.
- Grading Students' Classroom Writing: Issues and Strategies
This article for teaching professionals discusses
teaching and grading issues regarding writing assignments.
- Capitalizing on Small Class Size
Efforts to reduce class size, particularly in the primary
grades, have been at the forefront of discussions about
education for over two decades. This article explores
several topics that are prominent in school districts'
efforts to derive the greatest benefit from smaller classes.
- Homework Helper Calendar - Activities & Resources for Parents & Students
This calendar provides 30 days or ideas, resources and activities to help parents and students with common homework issues.
- Teaching Social Studies with the Internet
Social studies educators are living and working in the middle of
a revolution -- the emergence of the Internet as an integral part
of education. This Digest summarizes ways that classroom teachers
can combine the Internet with other instructional resources and
- Meet Professor Tobbs - Educational Activities
Educational activities for children ages 3 to 10 for developing important mathematical and thinking skills. Over 150 activities, divided into 3 age groups.
- Parents As Partners In Children's Learning
Parents and teachers may look at young children's learning from
different perspectives, but they share a common goal: making sure
that children receive the best possible education. Mutual respect
and communication between programs and families takes advantage
of both perspectives to provide children with the kind of care
and education that will help them thrive.
- Helping Students With Homework In Science And Math
This general purpose article about homework provides insight into
topics such as "how much homework is reasonable" and "how can I
help my child with his/her homework".