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Education & Schooling
Back-to-school time can mean excitement and stress for the whole family. To lighten up the latter, I asked teachers from around the country to dish out some back-to-school advice for parents. Their answers were sometimes serious, sometimes funny, and always served with a dash of insight only teachers can offer. 1. Be caring, but not...
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After a long summer of lazy days, fun camps, and late summer nights, back to school season marks a return to routine and busy schedules. The chaotic mornings and after-school activities can take some getting used to for everyone in the family. To help you during the transition, we’ve compiled ten back-to-school hacks to save...
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Seeking Refuge In the early days of the “Suddenly Homeschooling” era, I found myself seeking refuge in my bedroom one afternoon, scrolling through my phone, eager to connect with the outside world. It had been a full morning of lessons, activities, and lots of snacks, and back then I typically crashed around 1:30, throwing on...
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Most schools start up in the next couple of weeks, and that means that big transitions are ahead for your family. Here are some tips to help it all go smoothly: Visit the school / Meet the new teacher Many kids are anxious about what their new teacher will be like. Taking advantage of open...
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  Cyber-ethics: the  discipline of using appropriate and ethical behaviors and acknowledging moral duties and obligations pertaining to online environments and digital media. It should be pretty clear by now: Anything you post can and will be used against you in the future. (See: Josh Hader)   But the focus shouldn’t be on teaching our young people...
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Have you ever been mortified as your child in innocent curiosity loudly asks why the man next to you only has one eye, is in a wheelchair, or looks the way he does? If not, you’re lucky! Kids are experiencing the world and are naturally going to ask questions about what they are witnessing. These...
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