Category Archives: Around The Web

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You Tell Us! “What’s the optimum amount of homework for teens?”

According to this article teens should only have about 1 hour or homework per day.   I remember as a middle-school-er getting so much homework I could barely care the books home on the bus and spending what felt like my entire evening just doing homework.   I can definitely appreciate teachers’ wanting to supplement and reinforce learning at school, but how do we strike the

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“10 vacations to take before your kids turn 10”

With schools ending in a couple short months, now is a great time to start planning for the time your kids will be out of school.   I have to admit, when I see headlines like “10 vacations to take before your kids turn 10” from USA Today I’m skeptical.  Usually these types of articles are filled with advice that next to no one

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Should schools have tablets for each student or should they share?

Interesting study showing that kids who share devices score better on testing than those who each have one or those without.  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/schools-stop-wasting-your-money-tablets


“The math homework wars”

I’m not really having this issue yet (my daughter is in Kindergarten) but I’ve heard other parents’ concerns with how math is being taught in school.   This article seems to shine a light on the frustrations if you aren’t hip to how math is being taught now-a-days.  I find it interesting and see both sides of it.  As someone who struggled with mathematics in

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How to Help your Kids in the Classroom

We really liked this article from The Athens News: “Even parents who might not be able to help kids with their calculus homework are already helping by simply creating an environment in which kids know they are expected to do their homework every day and that mom and dad will be there to make sure they do.” Full article at: http://www.athensnews.com/ohio/article-44746-how-to-help-your-kid.html