Category Archives: Homework Help

Help for Underachievers

 According to a column  in "The Parent Paper"  at NorthJersey.com  there are quite a few reasons that kids may be struggling at school.  Some may just have "B.A.D."–or simply a  ‘bad attitude disorder."  Some may truly not understand the material … Continue reading

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Hassle-Free Homework? Is it possible???

According to an article by Barbara Minton in at  Natural News.com  it is.  She proposes that parents can benefit (and so can kids) by returning the responsibility of homework back to the actual person who is affected–the kid!  It might seem counter-intuitive to … Continue reading

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Student responsibility needs to be nurtured

In a recent article in the Las Vegas Sun, Cathy Estes (a teacher in Nevada) asks a really big question–"Whose responsibility is education?"  She goes on to lament, "Some days it seems that our students view responsibility as a burden, … Continue reading

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Sharpen your vision–don’t get distracted!

  For lots of us, there is tooooo much going on that keeps us from focusing upon what's important.  We could take a tip from how a telescope or binoculars work: they block out everything except what they're pointing at.  The … Continue reading

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A kitchen timer cures homework fights

This may be a low-tech procedure…but sometimes with littler kids the kitchen timer has more authority than mom's nagging.  Susan Kennedy Wynne provides some useful hints about how to use the kitchen timer (instead of "the whip") to encourage young … Continue reading

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Winning the Homework Wars

"Every parent knows getting kids to do homework can be a real battle". But on The Early Show Tuesday, Editor in Chief Stephen Perrine shared a pain-free approach that could help. At times, he says, it really becomes a war … Continue reading

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Homework: a Subject or a Strategy?

So many of the students in our area (Washington State) are baffled by their teacher's insistence that homework is still important to DO–even though at the highschool level is is not graded! Because the homework is not graded (and the … Continue reading

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Using Time-outs Effectively for Homework Success

According to Rodney at the Romow Education Blog: "Timeouts are an effective, powerful way to teach your children to behave. Timeouts can, however, be manipulated by a smart young child that wants to avoid doing their homework. Some children would … Continue reading

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What you See is What you Get (WYSIWYG)–TeacherTube

Sometimes it's difficult to keep kids attention on what WE want them to be exploring or thinking about.  Here's a great site that teachers and parents can use…full of very creative efforts by teachers, kids and parents.  Like YouTube, but narrowed … Continue reading

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10 quick tips to help your teenager write better

  The National Council of Teachers of English put out an easy-to-read PDF of writing tips for parents–a list of 10 ideas to help your teen write better. Some of the highlights:   Make sure your teenager sees you writing, and … Continue reading

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