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Parents

The posts in this category address various topics that parents of students of all ages might find informative and useful.

helicopter parents

Helicopter parent? 3 Good reasons to stop hovering

Parents

While it all starts with the best intentions, being a helicopter parent will have more negative consequences over the development of your child in the long run. There’s an amounting number of studies that back this up. So check out these three reasons why you should give yourself and your child a break and remember that struggle is a prerequisite to building strength and character in children.

Future proofing our students through education

Future proofing our students through education

Parents

The future, it seems, is not so much filled with flying cars and pollution-eating nanorobots as with hordes of the tech-ladened, luxuriating in idleness who no longer want to cook or look after themselves and their families. Somehow I can’t imagine today’s new parents happily signing their child up for a K-12 syllabus rich in burger flipping and nursing. So where is the middle-ground? What do we know for sure about what the future will demand of our graduates? Here follows an opinion about future proofing our students.

How sleep can improve school performance

Ensuring your child’s brain is active in school through a good night sleep

Parents

Factors relating to poor sleep have been found to have a significant impact on school performance. The major cause is the pressure that students feel when having to juggle academics, extracurricular activities, family time, and a social life. The buildup of stress can lead to sleepless nights, which can be detrimental to their schoolwork. Lack of sleep makes it harder for children to retain information. And it becomes an even bigger issue when they have to take exams.

working memory exercises for students

Working memory exercises for students of all ages

Parents

For educators and parents of students, understanding how working memory helps students, and how it can be improved can be incredibly helpful in assisting students to get the most out of their education. Students, who might otherwise fall behind for reasons due to memory, can independently strengthen their working memory and take charge of the difficulty they’re facing in their education.

montessori education

Could technology ever be part of Montessori education?

Parents

Children today are surrounded by technology, just like they are surrounded by nature. Therefore, why shouldn’t technology be integrated into the incredibly successful method of education that is Montessori? If technology is part of our children’s world, why should it be overlooked in their learning process?

AI is changing special education

How AI is changing special education

Parents, Teachers

Technology has also begun to play an interesting role in educating ASD students. Artificial Intelligence is changing special education through the development of responsive, social robots have started playing a role in teaching ASD children social skills. While the price tags of such robots are still off-putting, their existence combined with future technological advancements announce a bright future for ASD students.

The role of parents to a successful BYOD program

Why the contribution of parents is essential for a successful BYOD program

K-12, Parents

A BYOD program requires a massive amount of coordination, communication and trust from both educators and parents to achieve a healthy progression into the online learning world. It blurs the lines between the roles and responsibilities of a school and a student’s parents or support structure. It therefore requires an additional degree of sensitivity and thought in order to truly make it a successful transition.

parent concerns about BYOD

Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools

E-learning, K-12, Parents

All parents want the best for their kids in terms of education. That’s why they try to keep an open mind about new teaching methods. But when it comes to BYOD programs they also have a heavy heart. So let’s address a few matters that raise concerns among parents when they are first introduced to the notion of BYOD.

How a school LMS encourages parent involvement

K-12, LMS, Parents, Teachers

Teachers of students with highly involved parents tend to give greater attention to those students, and they are more likely to identify at earlier stages problems that might inhibit student learning. That’s why parents should be encouraged to get more involved in their children’s education. A school LMS does just that.

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