Blog Posts in 2012

  • Multitasking Teens: Are they being more efficient or just wasting time?

    Ever checked to see if your student is doing their homework only to find them listening to music, chatting on their phone, checking their social media sites and doing their homework at the same time? ...
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  • Best Holiday Reads for High School Students

    High school students require good reading skills the most as they have the largest volume of texts to work through during the school year. Not only will excellent reading skills make studying faster ...
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  • Best Holiday Reads for Middle School Students

    The holiday season is the perfect time for middle school students to get some rest in before the new semester. The weather is cool and they have time to catch up on some fun reading. Here are some ...
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  • Best Christmas Books for Elementary School Students

    As Christmas approaches, elementary school tutor Lauren Wood has a wealth of Christmas-themed books which she leaves lying around the house. All the younger students who visit eagerly read them in ...
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  • Pets can Make the Perfect Gifts!

    As the festive season approaches, many families consider getting a pet for their students. While you may have heard all the reasons why this could be a bad idea, there are some ways in which pets can ...
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  • 6 Easy Steps to Better Grades: What Parents can do to Help

    If you want your kids to do better at school, but aren’t sure how to help, then these six easy steps are for you. As a parent, you shouldn’t do homework tasks or projects for your students as this ...
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  • Learning opportunity: Hand-written Thank You Notes

    The holiday season is an especially fun time for students, but parents might be scrambling for things to keep them occupied over the holiday break. Keeping their brains busy is a great way to keep ...
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  • Holiday Season Cooking Class

    Teaching your students to cook is a valuable life skill to pass on and a great family fun activity. Gingerbread people are a holiday tradition that helps your student to learn to bake, measure and ...
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  • Best Educational Gifts 2012

    The holiday season is nearly upon us and if you have younger students on your shopping list, you may be wondering what to get them. There are anincredible range of gifts that are both fun and ...
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  • Social Media takes Social Learning to a Whole New Level

    Social learning has been getting a lot of attention lately, but it’s actually been around since the 1970’s when Albert Bandura suggested that learning is a social activity. When harnessing this theory ...
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  • Things about gifted children that you didn't know

    It’s difficult to define exactly what ‘gifted’ is. In the U.S., gifted children are seen as those who have the potential to perform exceptionally in five areas: general intellectual ability, specific ...
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  • Help your Student to Love the Library

    Libraries are such valuable resources for students and parents alike. Their continued existence relies on the public availing themselves of these services. Not only will learning to love the library ...
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  • School Lunch Changes in the US and what they mean for you

    Studies suggest that by 2030, a whopping 42% of US adults will be obese. Obesity usually starts in schools where young students learn poor eating habits. Bad eating habits stem from a number of ...
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  • Telling Teacher: 7 Important Things to let your Educators Know

    Your student’s teacher is a trained professional. They are the best possible people to recognize learning styles, social issues, learning difficulties, special talents and a wealth of other aspects ...
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  • Dealing with Bullying

    Whether your student is a bully or is the victim of bullying, you need to talk to your students to make sure that they understand why the culture of bullying is destructive and how to deal with ...
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  • The importance of family dinner

    Experts agree that the family dinner is pivotal in the creation of a cohesive family unit. Eating a meal together is a great way to solidify relationships and share the events of the day. Of course ...
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  • Make your own Halloween Haunted House for under $30

    Create an amazing attraction for your students and their friends this Halloween. You can turn your home into a spine-tingling haunted house for under $30 by using recycled goods. This is also a great ...
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  • Healthy Halloween Treats

    It’s almost time for ghosts and ghouls to roam the streets in your neighborhood. What this means for some parents is days of having students on a candy-fuelled bender. Of course you want your kids to ...
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  • Improving parent-student communication

    Do you find your student stoic at times and reticent to talk about their school day? Even though it may be tough to talk to your student, keeping the lines of communication open is vital to ...
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  • Amazing Halloween Costumes for Under $10

    The best Halloween costumes are those that require some thought and effort. Home-made costumes show imagination, creativity and pizzazz. Here are some really great Halloween costumes that utilize ...
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  • Movement Learning: Work Smarter, not Harder

    As parents, you are aware of the importance of getting your students moving. Active students experience less stress, are healthier and are well adjusted. Playing on a team or getting out with fellow ...
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  • Hassle-Free Homework

    Does your student have trouble completing homework tasks? Do they get frustrated or put it off until the last minute? Improve your student’s attitude and aptitude for homework with these simple steps. ...
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  • Talking the Talk

    Education buzzword dictionary for students and parents in the US Each professional sector has its own buzzwords and education is no exception. If you are a student or parent, you might not always be ...
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  • Best Grades Ever - A Parent's Guide

    Sure, there’s only so much you can do as a parent, but establishing good habits in your students when they are in grades 1-3 will help to instill good study techniques. These will stand them in good ...
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  • Tips for Choosing the Right College

    Selecting the right college is essential to your happiness and academic success. You want to go somewhere that offers a good balance of great academic credentials coupled with lifestyle elements that ...
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