Parents of kids with disabilities face all of the same anxieties that other parents face upon starting pre-school or kindergarten. There are also other concerns, many of which are more abstract and frightening. I've been there.
I can't believe the reactions from people when I tell them I volunteered to be the PTA President at my sons' elementary school. I mean, I didn't exactly have plans to become the president of our school's PTA.
When it comes to what classroom teachers really want in terms of preparing students for a successful year, however, stylish school bags and math memorization don't even make the top ten list. Rather, Teachers' Wish Lists include specific skills and teachable traits that make for a peaceful classroom and productive learning environment, such as.
So far away, yet right around the corner. It's only July, yet that's exactly how it seems when thinking about the upcoming school year. The summer might provide a time for some rest and relaxation, but it's also a time to make plans.
Teachers, of course, can lead the way, not toward some false utopia embodied in the privatizing, anti-union, agenda of the testing moguls but in education's humanistic roots -- providing young people with multiple pathways to success.
Back-to-school spending has gone far beyond the last minute, discount-store rush for pens, pencils and paper that many of us remember as kids. But it often still starts with traditional expenses like clothes, shoes, school supplies and books - and the added latest digital technology.
While summer is upon us, it's never too early to start thinking about September and the start of the new school year. That means fresh blank notebooks, shiny new pens, colorful folders, bright yellow highlighters and a huge dent in your wallet.
This month parents all over America are busy preparing their children to go back to school, but one task that's probably not on anyone's to-do list is lowering mom and dad's stress level.
Given the current landscape in higher education, we need to provide options that meet the needs of all types of students. Otherwise, we might find ourselves on the wrong end of the supply/demand curve.
I know I should be elated to get back my days and move forward with my career, but honestly, I am not sure I am ready for it.
When I started grad school, I was already pregnant. It was intimidating, and I changed daily from excitement, to determination to, "What am I thinking?!"
1. Set alarm clock for first time in two weeks. 2. Lie awake all night, panicking about everything you swore you'd accomplish over last two weeks.
The reality is that college can be a dangerous place for students. Beyond sex, drugs and alcohol, campus crime is a serious issue even at the top schools. Are you enrolled in or have a son or daughter attending one of the top U.S. colleges? Have you seen the campus crime reports for your school?
In a world where popular opinion says that a college degree is necessary in order to find a decent job and be successful, I've managed to meander my way through my work life without one.
14. Needing to use the argument "Because we have to leave the house at least once a day" at all, in any context.
Is your New Year's resolution to get better grades? Make studying and school projects easier -- or even fun? Luckily tech out there can help you study, organize, and most importantly get that A. Here is a list for owning the classroom in the digital age.