We spend a lot of our time creating and sharing resources for educators and parents (who are often one and the same audience). Time and time again, we observe that families are left out of the equation when it comes to determining the primary audience for education reports, papers and articles—even though they are among the hungriest for informed opinions that can help them. Smart Parents is a blog series for parents, by parents who are navigating educational opportunities + making powerful decisions for and with their students. Learn more in Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning.
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over my 19 years as a parent is to keep it simple and to look for easy ways to tie together learning and fun. In this post, I take a look at a recent simple activity I organized that did just that.
By: Karla Phillips and Ace Parsi. From the day of diagnosis, parents of students with disabilities begin the long journey of paving paths through a world designed for the mythical “average” person. Here's how personalized learning can help.
As a parent, you’ve probably heard the buzz about “project-based learning,” but you might not know exactly what it means. Here's everything you need to know.
How can parents help introduce and get their young children interested in coding, while still limiting time on a device? Cubetto is a wooden robot designed to teach kids as young as three years old to code without a screen.
Whether for classroom or home use (or ideally a combination of both) the Epic! digital library is an excellent place for students, teachers and families to explore and grow a love of reading together.
Everyone benefits from family dinner—especially the kids. Even better, kids LIKE it. Here, I look at the benefits of regular family dinners, and share the perspectives of some of the kids I know.
In a recent survey, 18,000+ parents and guardians were asked to share more about their barriers to engaging with their child’s school. Here are the most common barriers nationwide, and potential next steps for addressing these challenges.
By: Gabriella Rowe. How do you decide what school is right for your children? I tell parents that these four qualities are the most important indicators of a school that will be successful in addressing the needs of their K-12 students.
By: LEAP Educators. The LEGO Education Advisory Panel shares ideas and activities that can help keep students engaged in STEM at home during their holiday breaks.