One way teachers can respect culture is by embedding it into ‘mainstream’ subjects.
Teachers – get to really know your kids, their families, their community and its history, and what’s going on at home. While school policies are important, relationships are the real keys to success.
Children who stutter may fly under the radar, appearing shy and quiet.
Children who stutter may be less popular among classmates, appear shy and quiet, and often avoid speaking in class so that they don't draw attention to their speech disorder.
The teacher’s task is to help your child be motivated.
There are lots of ways teachers greatly influence children’s outcomes, including improving motivation and resilience.
Why do teenagers need more sleep?
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?
Researchers have found large achievement gaps in science in kindergarten. However, these can change significantly in subsequent years.
A body of evidence has debunked the concept of 'learning styles', but some teachers still cling to it.
Are police being asked to do too much?
Police in schools are being asked to deal with a range of issues, such as being a mental health counselor for a traumatized child. It is unfair to the police and can be harmful for children.
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
Who are adult learners and what takes them back to school?
A large number of adult learners are going back to community colleges to acquire new skills. Are they acquiring the skills necessary for today's technology-rich job environments?
What do students know when they are taking out loans?
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Three out of 10 students borrow the maximum amount available to them as loans. How well do students understand the long-term costs of borrowing?
Safety issues on dorms are often not discussed.
Students are going back to their campuses. What they need to be aware of is the high rate of assault in college dorms.
The beginning of any child’s school career can be a scary time. But parents and teachers can make it easier.
It takes a combination of people, places and activities to make school a happy environment for kids. Here's how teachers and parents can get involved.
Does homework help with academic success?
Parent involvement with kids' homework can have both positive and negative effects. So, what should parents and educators do?
Students are moving into their dorms. How best can they learn?
Students heading back to school face a wide variety of choices in housing. Multiple studies have shown how on-campus living can enhance learning.
Back-to-school time comes with rich, teachable moments.
The time of transitioning back to school is crucial for both parents and children. Here's what you can do.
The first day of school can be tough for the parents as well as the kids, but it’s important it’s a good experience.
There are many transitions in life (starting school, moving house, changing jobs) and how well we cope depends largely on our perceptions of the event as well as the level of support we receive. The transition…