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Sign-ups for fall sports and activities start in just a few weeks. The options and commitments are overwhelming. What is a reasonable amount of afterschool activity...

Ask the Teacher: Waiting for Kindergarten

My son just turned five and is looking forward to starting kindergarten in the fall. Several friends have asked me whether I am sending...

Ask the Teacher: Technology in Classrooms

This article appears in our February 2016 issue of Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine. Flip through it here or pick up a copy today at your local...

Ask the Teacher: Do-over assignments

I am very surprised that my fifth grade daughter is allowed to do-over assignments, including re-taking tests. I am concerned that she is not...

Making Required Reading a Positive Experience

My son’s teacher requires him to read for twenty minutes five nights a week. We spend twice that amount of time trying to get...

Math Facts

When I attended Parent Night for my third grade son, I was surprised when the teacher said that she would not be emphasizing math...

Bullying programs

I have a hard time imagining that bullying is any worse than it ever was. Some kids are just mean. Why is so much...

Ask the Teacher

Can you explain what “PBL” means? My daughter’s new teacher has this term listed on her classroom webpage but I’m not sure what it...

Ask the Teacher: Trip tips

We have a long driving vacation planned, and it seems like a good opportunity for reinforcing some school skills. What can I do other...

Ask the Teacher: Summer reading

I hated reading over summer break when I was a kid. How can I keep my daughter from feeling the same way? Summer is the...

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