A Parent’s Guide To Keeping Children Safe Online

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

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Once the Internet of Things is fully integrated into our lives, children will have more chances to go online. How can parents ensure that kids are surfing the web safely? In this article, we break down the questions of digital security to help you keep your kids safe online.

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Neuroscience of Learning: 25 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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The educational world constantly evolves. Academics seek effective teaching strategies, come up with new methods and approaches. Today, increased attention is paid to students’ thinking habits and the work of a human brain.

However, neuroscience is just starting to gain momentum. This area is still underdeveloped, especially in the educational context. There is a large gap between dry scientific postulates and things which learners do in the classroom. Educators have no reliable resources, well-tested tools, and clear guidelines explaining what should be done to improve young people’s academic experience. There are very few pedagogical researches on neuroscience and, as a rule, they are rather vague and questionable.

However, this does not mean that teachers and administrators should not try to understand the basics of neuroscience. In this article, experts from Pro-Papers have outlined some important terms.

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How Cultural Exposure Enhances Early Education

Elena Krasnoperova - Friday, August 16th, 2019

Guest post by Alyssa Abel, education writer at Syllabusy

A young child’s mind is a sponge. In ancient times, Aristotle spoke about the tabula rasa, or blank slate, all children are born possessing. What we as a society choose to write on that slate influences everything from a child’s career trajectory to society itself.

Children know no boundaries of race, religion or culture. We instill them with these ideals over time. If we hope to become a more fair, just, diverse and accepting society, we benefit from exposing children to different cultures from a young age. Here’s why early cultural exposure improves children’s lives and learning capabilities.

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7 Learning Styles to Up Your Game

Viktor Zdraveski - Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

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A learning style is the way a person understands and retains knowledge. There are seven different learning styles which are all very unique. While some people have one dominant style of learning, others prefer to mix them depending on the situation they’re in.

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6 Ways to Support Students During Summer Break

Elena Krasnoperova - Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Guest blog post by Susan Wallace

Summer vacation is quickly approaching, and two months can be quite a long break away from learning. Usually, students lose approximately two months’ worth of reading and math skills during the summer break. Over half of the overall achievement gap between higher- and lower-income youth can be attributed to unequal access to summer learning (or lack thereof). Moreover, around a quarter of teachers take about two months just re-teaching materials taught the previous year.

However, by having your students engage in the 6 learning activities described below, you can ensure that they remain engaged in learning during the summer break and prevent summer learning loss.

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15 Books All Kids Should Read by Age 12

Elena Krasnoperova - Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Guest blog post by Nicky Quinton

Reading is an essential aspect of children’s education. Not all books are designed for kids, and you should be careful with your book choices. Here is a list of 15 books that all kids should read before they turn 12.

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3 Small Habits That Can Improve Your Child’s Happiness

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Growing up isn’t always easy. There’s a lot of pressure on young people to be a certain way and to think specific things. It’s not fun to be a kid sometimes, and so it often falls to the parent to try and improve the happiness of their child. It’s not easy, but it’s your job as their guardian.

Thankfully, there are small habits that you can teach them, which can be a big help when trying to improve happiness. We’re going to be taking a look at them here and now.

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WeParent: A New App for Divorced and Separated Co-Parents

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, May 11th, 2019

SimplyCircle blog post about WeParent Co-parenting app

Parenting is hard, even when both parents are living under the same roof. But for millions of Americans, it’s extra hard because they are raising their kids with a person that they don’t live with and are not married to. Simple questions like “where’s that school report card?” are all of a sudden difficult to answer: the school may send the report card to just the “primary” parent (often, a Mom), leaving the other parent out of the loop.

A new app, WeParent.app, helps divorced and separated parents have a more harmonious co-parenting relationship. The WeParent iPhone app was recently featured by Apple as “App of the Day“. And WeParent just launched their Android app on Google Play.

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7 Reasons Why Homework Is Bad for Your Child (and What to Do Instead)

Elena Krasnoperova - Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Guest blog post by Susan Wallace, an education writer

Many educators have long criticized homework as a cruel and unusual punishment for kids. Most kids don’t enjoy homework, and most parents don’t enjoy forcing their kids to do it.

Here are 7 reasons why homework might be bad for your kids, and what you can do instead.

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Easy and Yummy Cinco de Mayo Snacks for Your Classroom

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to introduce a new culture to your classroom.  You can easily create a lesson plan about the country of Mexico, its history, geography, climate, people, and foods.  In this post, we assembled some great kid-friendly snacks you could serve in your classroom to help celebrate not only Cinco de Mayo but the Mexican country and culture.

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