5 Reasons ESL Students and Their Parents Should Speak English at Home

It’s easy to say that ESL students and parents should speak English at home to help students learn English faster and better (and it’s true), but just saying it may not be enough to understand why that’s the case. Here are some specific examples that can help. It’s Important to Speak English at Home to… […]

Why English Tutoring Should Include Reading

English is not an easy language to learn – not well anyway. Although we teach many rules for it, English breaks those rules often and repeatedly. That makes it difficult not only to learn English but also to tutor it, especially parts that involve vast amounts of memorization. That’s why English tutoring should include reading […]

How Does Winter Affect My Child’s Health & What Can I Do About It?

Winter is great for sledding challenges, building snowmen, and playing cold-weather sports. Unfortunately, winter can also wreak havoc on every inch of your routine and the health of everyone in your family, especially the youngest. Kids are especially vulnerable to the harsh winds and cold temperatures of winter, so it might be a good idea […]

The Educational Benefits of Toys

With seemingly endless opportunities (birthdays, holidays, ahem…grandparents) for children to constantly be acquiring more stuff, parents everywhere are probably saying, “enough already!” However, as frustrating as toys can be sometimes, and especially when they are scattered everywhere around the house, they do actually have numerous educational benefits for kids of all ages!   Breaking down […]

How Do I Prevent My Sick Child from Falling Behind in School?

It’s that time of year again when it seems like everyone is falling sick with something. Kids are especially susceptible to illness because schools are littered with different types of germs. Parents want to keep their children in school so that they don’t fall behind in schoolwork, but they also want to be courteous to […]

Types of Emergency Drill Procedures and School Closings Across America

The types of emergencies can sometimes depend on the region where you live. For example, the states along what is commonly called Tornado Alley are more likely to be hit with tornado weather more often than other states. That’s why knowing about the different types of emergency drill procedures and reasons for school closings can […]

Use Midterm Grades to Improve Your GPA

When students are new to high school, they may not know what to do with midterm grades. Some students may find them intimidating or even wish they didn’t have midterms at all. What they don’t know is that these scores are extremely useful and that you can even use midterm grades to improve your GPA […]

How Do Video Games Affect Kids’ Minds?

All parents get worried about letting their kids play video games or watch too much TV. Will it affect their brain development? Will it cause them to not do their schoolwork? Will it affect school performance? Will they hate books? How do video games affect kids’ minds? Will the effects be good or bad? While one […]