Ways to Establish a Parent-Teacher Relationship

Ways to Establish a Parent-Teacher Relationship

The fall is one of the busiest times for both parents and teachers. But know that as busy as you and your child’s teacher are, you share a common goal — your child’s academic achievement. As an involved parent, you can facilitate a relationship with a teacher based upon this shared goal and mutual respect.

 
From a good student to an exceptional student: what does it take?

From a good student to an exceptional student: what does it take?

Here are some pointers to help "nudge" your student from good to exceptional!

 
How to Help Your Child with Math Word Problems

How to Help Your Child with Math Word Problems

Have you noticed that your child’s homework contains more word math problems than ever before? Common Core Standards for Mathematic Operations & Algebraic Thinking include the ability to solve word math problems for children as young as kindergarten. So, why is there such a focus on these types of math problems?

 
Start the School Year Strong with Back to School Resolutions

Start the School Year Strong with Back to School Resolutions

When most people think of making resolutions, they probably associate them with the Times Square ball drop and shouts of "Happy New Year" at the stroke of midnight. However, for kids across the country, a different kind of "New Year" is underway -- a new school year. As we dust off the backpacks and notebooks, it’s time for parents to be the best Chief Education Officers (CEO) that they can be and set an actionable plan into motion for academic success.

 
Read Between the Lines: Ways to Help Your Child Become a Reading Success

Read Between the Lines: Ways to Help Your Child Become a Reading Success

Are today’s children, teens and adults reading less?

The answer is yes, according to the National Endowment for the Art (NEA)’s 2007 To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence.

 
How to Make the Most, Academically, of Your Child’s Summer Break

How to Make the Most, Academically, of Your Child’s Summer Break

Does Your Child Forget Everything They Learned in School, Once Break Arrives? Within 24 to 48 hours after learning new concepts, students often begin to forget information unless it is reinforced or applied immediately. That’s why, during summer break, even the best students forget lessons they have learned during the school year.

 
 Teachers Say Parents Are Often

Teachers Say Parents Are Often "Unpleasantly Surprised" By Child’s Report Card

Whether it is the first or the last report card of the year, they can create feelings of pride, happiness and excitement for many parents. It can also produce feelings of anxiety and frustration for those who are surprised by their child’s grades. However, effective and continuous communication among teachers, parents and students can help minimize the “report card surprise.”

 
Summer is a Hot Time to Practice Writing Skills

Summer is a Hot Time to Practice Writing Skills

Summer is finally here! Children are enjoying the warm weather, fun activities with friends and vacation time. But summer can also be an enjoyable learning experience. The summer break provides many memorable moments, and writing about them is a good way to record those memories and practice writing skills at the same time

 
Sports Lessons

Sports Lessons

Your five-year-old child keeps begging you to join the local soccer team. Perhaps you are afraid he/she is too young? What you may not know is that having your child participate in sports at an early age is very beneficial.

 
IS STUDYING GIVING YOU A HEADACHE? Six Study Remedies

IS STUDYING GIVING YOU A HEADACHE? Six Study Remedies

How do children learn? Step by step. Lesson by lesson. Skill by skill. Some students will be better at certain academic aspects than others. This is what makes each student unique. This can also keep some students from learning what they need to learn.

 
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Mark Kance

Mark Kance

Mark B. Kance, M.A.T. is the Executive Director at the Hamilton Township Sylvan Learning in Hamilton New Jersey.  Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels with more than 30 years of experience and nearly 800 centers located throughout North America. Sylvan's trained and Sylvan-certified instructors provide personalized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams. Sylvan also hosts MomMinded.com, a blog offering tips and resources from moms and education experts. For more information, call 1-800-31-SUCCESS or visit www.SylvanLearning.com.