State testing is just around the corner, and it can be an understandably stressful time for your child. As a parent, it's important to know the basics of state testing to better support your little learner. Here are some basics of state testing and some tips on what you can do to better support your child.
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According to a 2013 Edweek article, about 50% of parents struggle with helping their children with homework, and 46.5% of those parents struggle because they themselves don't understand the subject material. So yes, you are not alone. But, what are some ways you can help your child tackle their nightly workload that seems to be challenging even for you? Here are some tips to help your children with their homework, if you're struggling with the assignment yourself:
In anticipation of those many school-free days at home with your kids, we’ve compiled a list of fun STEAM activities for you to do with your child. Learning science and math doesn’t have to be boring with these fun and sometimes explosive crafts and activities. We hope that they can bring some joy to your countdown to winter break!
You can even measure how much grit you have, by taking a short quiz that Duckworth and her team crafted. Grit stirs hard work, commitment to goals, and perseverance in the midst of struggles and failures, which are timeless life skills all students should foster. Sounds great, right? The bigger question you may be asking is, “how can my child have more of it?”
Navigating your state education agency’s website or staying up to date on the latest education news can feel like a daunting task with education terms and trends that you may be unfamiliar with. We wanted to help you stay in the know by breaking down the important points of these terms and definitions so that you can know what’s going on in your child’s classroom. Let’s get started.