Seven Ways Parents Can Promote Learning –

Seven Ways Parents Can Promote Learning - Infographic
As a parent, you serve multiple roles – chauffer, housekeeper, breadwinner, counselor, role model. When it comes to your child’s education, you may wonder what you can do to promote learning…especially if you don’t feel confident in all subject areas. However, you don’t need a degree in education to enhance your child’s educational experience. With these simple ideas, you can make a positive contribution by creating a supportive structure and environment for him/her to allow for optimum learning:

1. Build your child’s frustration tolerance level:

Children who persevere learn how to be resilient in the classroom: a “can-do” attitude goes a long way when being asked to solve a challenging math problem, complete a complicated science lab, or write a term paper… Continue reading

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress in the Classroom (and Beyond)

You’ve been in school for a few months now, and the work is beginning to pile up. Between lesson plans, grading, report cards, parent-teacher conferences, and your personal life, it’s easy to lose yourself in the never-ending “to do” list. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some easy actions you can take to ease your stress and busy schedule:
5 Ways to Reduce Stress in the Classroom (and Beyond) - Infographic

1. Prioritize:

To do this well, you’ll need to be honest and realistic with yourself… Continue reading

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How Can Students Manage NJ ASK Stress

How students can manage NJ ASK stress

My daughter began flipping through one of my New Jersey ASK review workbooks. She asked, “When is the NJ ASK test?”

When I told her the date, she moaned, “Oh, no! It’s almost here! I hate it!”

Upon further questioning, I learned the root of her anxiety: “It’s so stressful, and it’s all the teachers talk about!”

I began to wonder, as a parent and teacher, if other children find the test as stressful and anxiety-inducing as my daughter does. I found that I was not the only one who has noticed the growing phenomenon of standardized test anxiety. In fact, some researchers have identified a stress gene that may explain why some people experience more anxiety on standardized tests than others. In addition to scientific research, there are countless anecdotes from parents and teachers who have expressed feelings of frustration in how best to help their children relax before a high-stakes test. Continue reading

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