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16May / Tue / 2017

5 Things to Look for in a School’s Culture

Every school has a culture, whether they are intentional about it or not. In an educational setting, it is driven by the set of values, beliefs, and norms that define the learning environment. Culture is usually shaped by leadership and fostered by teachers, students, parents, and every member of the school community. When choosing a private school for […]

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27Apr / Thu / 2017

The Link Between Music and Academic Performance

Music stimulates the brain like nothing else can. Studies have shown that students who learn to play instruments or take music classes perform better across all subject areas. With such a strong link to academic success, we have to wonder — why don’t more schools emphasize music programs as a vital part of their curriculum? […]

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13Apr / Thu / 2017

When Parents and Teachers Talk, Students Thrive

It’s no secret that positive parent-teacher relationships foster student success. Dozens of studies have shown that when a link exists between home and school, academic performance is increased. When people think of parent-teacher communication, formal conferences come to mind. But there’s so much more to it than that. Consider these three ways parents and teachers […]

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24Mar / Fri / 2017

The Homework Battle: 5 Common Problems and How to Fix Them

Independent learning and study skills are important for all children, but the word “homework” is enough to make some students (and parents) cringe. If homework is a consistent struggle in your house, we’ve got a quick guide for remedying some of the specific problems you might be facing. Problem number 1: Homework isn’t getting turned in. […]

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14Mar / Tue / 2017

How Technology Promotes Collaboration & Communication

Technology in the classroom is critical for preparing students for their futures — in college, careers, and beyond. While the benefits of the information age are evident, there’s a common misconception that using technology affects students socially and hinders their abilities to work together. But as it turns out, being “behind a screen” doesn’t actually […]

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