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?”
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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.
With new technology, it’s important to ask questions and stay informed about how your child’s school plans to use it to support overall learning objectives. By being open, patient, flexible, and understanding, the right questions can help you understand the importance of technology in the classroom. Here are five questions you should ask your child’s teacher about edtech:
To help you incorporate summer learning into your summertime activities, we compiled a list of different activities to have fun and encourage learning over the summer. You can access some of those activities through this free downloadable bingo sheet, or check out our list of 20 things your child can do this summer to keep learning!
As we roll through the summer, it’s time to start thinking about how students can be best positioned for success when that first school bell rings. Some grade transitions are more difficult than others, like going from elementary to middle school, but the students who have mastered the following intangible skills will handle any transition more smoothly than their peers.
Understandably, the prospect of your child having to physically attend school over the summer may sound undesirable to both your child and you. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of flexible online options for students of all ages and that bring the opportunity of learning straight to your home. Check out what’s available for your child this summer:
In an age where instant gratification reigns and the virtues of perseverance and steadfastness seem like things of the past, teaching your child the value of setting and achieving goals has become all the more important. While it may seem like a topic for older children, setting goals can actually begin as early as elementary school.