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You want the best possible education for your child, but knowing how to choose your child's school and get involved in their education can be as challenging as your child's math homework! We've gathered top-notch articles on everything from helping your child learn to read to communicating with your child's teacher. We've got you covered, so that you can ensure your child develops a lifelong love of learning.

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  • 11.

    Kindergarten: What to Expect October - December

    Usually, it starts in October and stays through December or so: an exciting time when kindergarten kids start to find...

  • 12.

    Social Promotion

    Prevalence of Social Promotion Social promotion is the practice of promoting students to the next grade even though...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 13.

    Extrinsic Motivation

    After years of academic struggle, children can't be expected to bring energy and enthusiasm to the table. So teachers...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 14.

    Trends in Secondary School Science

    There is widespread support for continued improvement of the educational system. Scientific and technological literacy...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 15.

    The Dos and Don'ts of Invented Spelling

    When children are first learning how to write, they often use "invented spelling." Otherwise known as phonetic spelling,...

  • 16.

    Making Family History Fun

    Child development experts and social studies teachers agree: learning about family heritage is an important activity to...

  • 17.

    Selecting a School for Your Child

    How do you pick the best school for your child? Whether you are choosing a public or private school or homeschooling,...

    Source: U.S. Department of Education
  • 18.

    The Importance of Memory

    Question: Memory is mysterious. You may lose a memory created fifteen seconds earlier, such as when you find yourself...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 19.

    Intrinsic Motivation

    The very best form of motivation comes from within. Anyone observing healthy and well-attached infants knows that...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 20.

    Characteristics of a Community of Learners

    A classroom community has specific, identifiable characteristics that are conducive to learning. The table below lays...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall