Month: July 2016

10 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Read More

In this day in age, with instant information at our fingertips with the click of a mouse, and with more television and movies than we could ever possibly watch thanks to streaming services, this age-old question seems more relevant than ever: “How do I get my child to read more?”  It seems that nearly every […]






How to Help Students Transition to Middle School: Tips for Parents

Parents guide their children through many aspects of life, but helping a child transition to middle school can be particularly challenging. A student at the middle school level has to navigate a new world of organizing, socializing, and independence, in addition to all the physical changes he or she is dealing with. Parents can help […]






Favorite Educational Quotes from MathWizard Blog Writers

Why do MathWizard’s writers like quotes so much? Who knows? Maybe, it’s because we write all the time. Maybe, it’s a teacher thing. Maybe, there’s something in the water. Whatever the reason, we all have our favorite educational quotes. Here are our top 8: one from each writer.  1. Amy’s Favorite: A Quote for Teachers by Glennon Doyle […]






Recommended Reading: Early Readers

Most of the recommended reading lists you find are for middle school, high school, or adults with lists of classics, but reading is just as necessary-if not more- for elementary schoolers. At such a young age, students grow at a much quicker pace with each passing year, making their knowledge and capabilities as second graders […]






Common Core Myths and Facts

The Common Core State Standards often receive negative attention from news outlets, politicians, and parents. Often, this negative attention stems from assumptions about the Common Core Standards that are simply not true. I explained what the Common Core Math and ELA Standards were in a previous post. Many opponents worry that their children’s math and […]






The 4th of July

Everyone knows that July 4th is always a huge celebration in America, as it marks the passing of another year as an independent nation, free from the rule of Great Britain. In honor of 2016 being the 240th anniversary of our freedom, we have compiled a few odd, surprising, and shocking facts about the process to freedom and the holiday […]