From the Blog
Kids Should Do More Chores This Winter! Our house is already showing signs of winter. Boots are beginning to pile up in the entryway that was lined by flip flops last month! That’s why November is the perfect time to take inventory on household chores, and make sure all members of the family are… Read More
Should Parents Volunteer in the Classroom? As children head back to school, many parents are wondering if they should volunteer in their child’s classroom. Last week, I enjoyed reading Amanda Ripley’s piece, A Short List of Things that Do Not Explain Our Educational Mediocrity. It identified five hotly debated topics on which educators… Read More
Teachers, parents and administrators have been unfairly pitted against each over homework wars. The answer is not all or nothing; it’s a balanced and sensible homework routine. This leads to productive, well established habits that all students can take with them into high school and college. The Learning Habit is based on years of research… Read More
Americans are throwing out the adage of “resolutions” and replacing it with the beneficial term “habits.” Why? Resolutions focus only on the end result; when that doesn’t occur fast enough to be rewarding, we tend to give up. Making a small change to our daily habits and routines is much more likely to have a… Read More
****** IN THE NEWS ***** The Learning Habit Featured on THE TODAY SHOW!
Too much homework?
Author and education expert Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman is featured on The Today Show discussing homework and family stress.