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Tutoring Options around Indianapolis

For kids who are struggling academically, routine homework assignments and studying for tests can cause anxiety, frustration and tears – and parents may be at a loss about how to help their child. But finding the right tutor can...

Ask the Teacher

My second grade daughter is starting to get excited about reading and can read simple chapter books. How do I go about picking appropriate books for her? When a young reader “turns the corner” and is ready to read longer books, it...

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My sixth grader started out the year so strong, but now she is struggling to get her work in on time. She keeps good lists of what she needs to do, but it doesn’t seem to help her. What can she...

Fun Back to School Traditions

Need to generate some enthusiasm for the coming school year? Create some hype and make back to school cool! Try a few of these ideas to celebrate this new beginning in a fun and memorable way.     THE WEEK BEFORE   Start prepping kids early for the big...

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I always struggle to come up with good gift ideas for my children’s teachers at the end of the year. What kinds of presents do teachers enjoy most? Teachers certainly do not expect to receive end-of-the-year presents, but those gestures of thanks go...

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 him or holding him back a year. That thought never crossed my mind! I thought...

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 seeing the repercussions of failing to prepare in the way she should. Why aren’t teachers...

Hot Lunch or Sack Lunch?

This post is mainly crowd sourced information, and for that I thank the followers of my Facebook page, A Dad Influence. Here's the question I asked… Here's a summary of responses. Team Sack Lunch One dad responded he saved $47.45 per week, packing...

What Parents and Teachers Want Each Other to Know

Parents and teachers have the same objective: to educate a child to reach his maximum personal and academic potential. If both parties have the same goal in mind, why do misunderstandings still occur? To shed some light on the...

Back to School with Pinterest

It’s so hard to believe that we are already in the second full week of school for my oldest daughter and in two weeks my youngest will start preschool. Where did summer go?  Not only will I miss having...

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