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The Smart Way to Talk to a Teacher

A meeting between you and your child’s teacher can be a powerful tool for helping your child succeed in school. Whether scheduled by the school, requested by you or suggested by the teacher, such a meeting gives you a platform to learn about your child and to assert their needs. Follow these nine guidelines for more productive (and even enjoyable) parent-teacher conferences.

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What’s Waldorf? Untangling Misconceptions about Waldorf Education


Myths and misconceptions swirl around Waldorf education, an almost-century-old style of schooling born in Germany. Here’s the straight story on Waldorf schools. Parents of Waldorf students know the quizzical expressions and curious inquiries well. “Waldorf? Isn’t that the school without textbooks or computers?” “Do kids just draw and paint all day?” “Can your kids read yet?”

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Teaching Boys - 10 Ways to Engage Young Sons

Traditional schools can be too challenging for some young energetic boys: sitting still for long periods, being quiet, doing lots of worksheets... the typical classroom may not be the ideal learning environment for our sons, especially in the early grades. With that in mind, we don’t need to replicate a ‘regular’ school when home schooling boys. We need to harness the incredible energy of our boys and channel it in a way that makes learning fun. Try these top 10 ways to engage your sons’ minds and help them want to learn:

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Subtract Math Anxiety - 7 Quick Tips to Help Your Child

Of the various subjects children learn in school, math can be a challenge for some kids. It can cause your student to dodge their homework or ask for too much of your help with it. Is your child bound to have problems in math forever? Not necessarily. However, if this sounds too familiar to you, here are a few tips for you to keep in mind and use to help your child.

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