Articles for Parents

Articles of Interest containing tips and facts from the world of education.

Helpful Tips and Facts

This section was created by our faculty of experienced teachers for parents.  You will find a broad sampling of helpful tips and facts from the world of education covering language, mathematics, physical education, music, study skills and more.

Thinking on Your Feet

Thinking on Your Feet

The link between physical exercise and cognitive performance is well established in the field of Neuroscience and Childhood Development and yet woefully downplayed in modern education.

Making Math Relevant

Making Math Relevant

There are many policy
makers, researchers and educators who decide how your child learns Math, but parents should be the first to get involved and set a
positive tone!

Reading Fluency

Reading Fluency

Reading fluency is defined as the ability to read correctly and swiftly. It involves the automatic recognition of words, so that meaning is accessed efficiently and instantly.

Music and Dyslexia

Music and Dyslexia

I have found that three core activities in music class can directly benefit students with dyslexia. I would like to describe those activities and their benefits.

How Conversation Can Support the Development

How Conversation Can Support the Development of Language Skills

As a parent, I am always looking for ways to strengthen my connection with my kids and support their development.

Drama Support

How Does Drama Support the Development of Social Skills?

A lot of what we learn at school leans into what is known as the “Hidden Curriculum.” One way to structure these lessons is through the Dramatic Arts.

Nightly Reading

For The Love of Reading: Nightly Reading with Your Child

Spending time each day reading with your child not only has academic benefits, but also assists your child’s emotional wellbeing.

Scarborough’s Rope Model of Reading

Scarborough’s Rope Model of Reading

The Rope Model unravels the skills involved in becoming a proficient reader and can be used to identify ways that you can assist your child as they learn to read.

The Amazing Origins of English

The Amazing Origins of English

English is a complex language with an interesting and fascinating history behind it all. Talking to your children about its history connects all of us to the captivating story of the language’s creation.

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