Monthly Archives: January 2017

24 Jan, 2017

The Practice of Grade Skipping

2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00

Allowing children to skip a grade has been controversial since the age-based grading system was developed. Profound conflict between providing needed intellectual challenges for gifted children and the displaced social environment for the child too young for the grade brews in the minds of many parents. The discussion is tied in with the issue of [...]

The Practice of Grade Skipping 2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00
19 Jan, 2017

Encouraging a Healthy Learning Environment with Positive Peer Pressure

2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00

When gauging a child's success in school, many factors instantly come to mind. Aspects such as a student's home life and parental involvement are critical for achieving academic success. Other important factors lie in what hobbies and activities children enjoy during their free time. Some after-school activities noticeably foster a sense of higher achievement and [...]

Encouraging a Healthy Learning Environment with Positive Peer Pressure 2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00
16 Jan, 2017

Helping International Students Adapt and Excel

2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00

If an international student is currently in your care, you may feel a bit overwhelmed as you try to help them navigate the ropes in what is, for them, a very new and unfamiliar place. Many international students find it particularly difficult to adjust in the classroom due to differences in curriculum, difficulty understanding, and [...]

Helping International Students Adapt and Excel 2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00
11 Jan, 2017

Learning: Weight Training for the Brain

2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00

Fall finals and the long spring semester reminds us that learning is difficult. It takes effort to learn well--and that shouldn't come as a surprise! Just like other muscles of the body, the brain needs to be exercised in order to grow. You wouldn't expect to gain muscle mass or increase your fitness level without [...]

Learning: Weight Training for the Brain 2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00
9 Jan, 2017

The Unfortunate Phenomenon Known as “No-Mistake Parenting”

2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00

In the past several years, a very competitive way of parenting has been born. Because our job market is so competitive, many parents find it necessary to push their children to be the best at everything they do. This is especially true when it comes to academics. Children are expected to make perfect grades and [...]

The Unfortunate Phenomenon Known as “No-Mistake Parenting” 2017-05-18T17:39:11+00:00
2 Jan, 2017

Signs a Small School Might be Right for Your Child

2016-12-30T15:30:53+00:00

Every day we see more parents pull their children from public schools, looking to enroll them in small private schools instead. Many parents make sacrifices in order to pay tuition, and others set aside their pride and seek out scholarships. Schedules are rearranged, bus rides given up, and old friends are made to say their [...]

Signs a Small School Might be Right for Your Child 2016-12-30T15:30:53+00:00