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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
In The Learning Habit, I’ve identified strategies that both parents and educators can use to help children achieve their goals. Sometimes the way we reward and negotiate with children just needs to be reviewed. The Habit of Limiting Consumption Media for children means setting specific, regular times that recreational media use can occur in the… Read More
WHAT IS MEDIA USE, ANYWAY? The term media use has previously been defined as interacting with anything that has a screen. Savvy parents know there are different uses for media, and bundling them into one category is senseless. Digital learning and testing is now an important part of children’s academic experience. The Common Core and… Read More
As I prepare for the back-to-school rush, this week I spent time reading articles from some of my favorite teachers and educators. Because building grit is one of the central themes of my forthcoming book – The Learning Habit – I find that most articles about The Common Core Curriculum tend to make me focus on… Read More
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Dr. Robert M. PressmanDirector of research for the New England Center of Pediatric Psychology, board certified in Family Psychology
Rebecca JacksonNeuropsychological Educator, Speaker, and Co-Author of The Learning Habit
Stephanie Donaldson-PressmanFamily Therapist, Lecturer, and Co-Author of The Learning Habit
- Nice to see FAMILY TIME/SLEEP on here! "Simple Routines for Back-to-School Success via @jesslahey @NYTMotherlode
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- @JacobaUrist @NBCNews Humm...How about READING to the class on birthdays. Solves a myriad of issues!
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- The Learning Habit's Dr. Pressman, Rebecca Jackson,and Dr. Nemon are being interviewed for WebMD today. #thelearninghabit1 day ago