The Impact of Parental Stress on Your Child’s Education

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

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Guest blog post by Wassana Lampech

There is an undeniable link between adequate parental involvement in education and the child’s success later in life. Parents play the role of mentors, counsellors, tutors and motivators. When parent are not involved in their kids’ education because of stress, the effects can be profound.

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How Your Kid Can Get a College Degree without Burying You in Debt

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

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Guest blog post by Grace Frenson

In today’s world, student loans are almost a fact of life. While it’s become common for students to take on an average of $37,000 in loans, there are better ways to fund your child’s education. If you’re wondering how to make it to graduation without burying yourself in debt, check out this money-saving guide.

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7 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Communication

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Guest blog post by Nicole Lewis, content writer at EssayVikings

Clear communication between parents and teachers is important for improving student performance, getting quality help from parents with homework, and avoiding misunderstandings between teachers and parents. Effective parent-teacher communication teaches parents how to best support their children in their academic programs. Frequent communication with parents gives teachers insight into their students’ life outside the classroom. Teachers get to learn the kids’ strengths and abilities, which contributes tremendously to learning outcomes.

Here are seven tips educators and parents can use to improve parent-teacher communication.

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5 Health Benefits of Hitting the Outdoors Often

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

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Guest blog post by Conrad Novak, Survivor’s Fortress

Everyone is trying to do something to get healthy, stay in shape, or find a therapeutic treatment that does not involve surgery or pills. In our daily lives, there are plenty of solutions, but they always seem dissatisfying. Thankfully, the answer is stored right within our very bodies. Our bodies were evolved and designed for specific settings – and the city is not it. Even better, there is mounting scientific evidence that going outside can provide numerous benefits to your health. In this article, we will present 5 health benefits of hitting the outdoors often. After reading this article, you will not be able to rationalize staying inside all the time anymore.

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How Nature Inspires Learning in Children

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

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Guest blog post by Grace Frenson

Natural environments provide the most ideal places for children to learn. They are flush with perfect examples of concepts traditionally taught in the classroom, but with far more engaging examples.

By using outdoor, natural spaces as impromptu classrooms, children absorb concepts with a minimal amount of effort and easily become fascinated by subjects and new ideas they may have previously considered “boring.”

Overall, any child, struggling or not, can benefit from more time outdoors. This applies to children of any age or at any level of education.

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Is Social Connection the Best Path to Happiness?

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

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From a young age, people need to learn how to communicate with each other, so that they can find happiness by being part of society. That is why parents need to teach their kids how to build connections with other people.

Although being a parent is a stressful job, the best way to raise happy kids is to be a happy, fulfilled person yourself. We can all achieve happiness and give it back to our children by using the easiest of methods – finding good, reliable, loyal friends.

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Handwriting vs. Typing: Why a Pen Is Mightier than a Keyboard

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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Guest post by Aris Grigoriou from Study Medicine Europe

In this infographic, you learn why a pen is mightier than a keyboard. Students retain knowledge better when they handwrite their notes rather than type them!

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10 Awesome EdTech Tools for Formative Assessment

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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Guest Blog Post by Diana Clark

Formative assessment is a critical tool for educators. It helps identify concepts that students are struggling with so that future instruction can be adapted to their individual needs. Fortunately, there are several new technology-based tools that make formative assessment more efficient and effective.

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Teaching Writing through Games

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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Guest Blog Post by Joan Selby, former ESL teacher and blogger

When we observe small children, we realize they are learning about the world by playing. When they see a flower, they will touch it, smell it, and find something to do with it. They like learning through stories and they keep asking questions.

That’s the kind of natural curiosity we tend to lose throughout life. The rigid educational system may be the culprit. Remember how you used to study boring lectures that killed your desire to explore more? Remember how you got boring academic assignments that suffocated your wish to be a better writer? We need to stop doing that to the new generations of students.

Today, teachers are left with much greater flexibility to adapt the teaching process to the wishes of the students. Since young students love playing, modern teachers are especially attracted to the concept of gamification. It’s adaptable to all classroom environments, as well as for homeschooling.

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6 Best Practices for Developing Leadership Skills in Students

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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Guest blog post by Julie Peterson, Founder of AskPetersen.Com

A teacher always has a lot to do. You have a curriculum to get through, and you need to evaluate your students on an individual basis. But you’re not just conveying and evaluating knowledge. You also have to teach students important skills. Leadership is one of those crucial skills.

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