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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

 

We know how hard it can be to slip from summertime ease into the rigor and schedule-driven months of September and October. Some parents are naturals at it—they’ve got meal plans on the Google calendar, the school lunch accounts are already boosted, and everyone has clean underwear, shoes without holes, and knows their teachers’ names. 

Growth Mindset in the Classroom

As adults, we’ve had plenty of practice overcoming setbacks and meeting challenges head on, finding the teachable moment in failure and the silver linings among high expectations. And even with all these years of experience, sometimes it’s still hard to recognize that failure is always an opportunity to learn. 

Check Out April's STEM Festivals for Families

April is a great month to get your kids out of the house and actively engaged in STEM/STEAM education. Did you know that National Robot Week and National Environmental week both fall in April? Or that North Carolina hosts a state-wide STEM festival for the whole month? These are just a few of the cool events happening around the country that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Showing Up, Showing Effort

I always think that if the zombie apocalypse did come, there's nowhere I'd rather be than in a karate dojo on lesson day. Boy, those kids are fierce, and they know how to wield a bow.

Myth Busting: The Work-Life Balance Doesn't Exist

We've all heard that phrase, “the work-life balance.” It's offered up as something to strive for, something to accomplish, something lots of other people brag about on social media. The topic of work-life balance has been brought into sharp relief this week after a BBC commentator was interrupted by his two adorable kids during a live interview, causing the Internet to burst out laughing.

Homework: Necessary or a Waste of Time?

Even just muttering the word “homework” is enough to strike despair into the hearts of children and frustration into the minds of parents. Does it have to be this way?

How to Teach Kids that Failure Might Be the Best Option

A couple of words that have been getting a lot of attention the past few years in conversations about education are “grit” and "failure." How do we teach kids that it's okay to fail?

Creativity in the Classroom

Do your math students feel like they’re being creative when they work at solving complex problems? Do your history students feel like they’re being creative as they delve into the detail about the Marshall Plan? Should they?

Join the Nomad Press Book Squad and Enter to Win Free Books!

The Book Squad is here again! We invite you to join the Nomad Press Book Squad by filling out a short survey about our ideas for a new series of educational books for children ages 5 to 8. 

How To Talk To Your Students About 9/11

Teenagers who are entering 9th grade this year will be the first graduating class for whom the terrorist attack of September 11 is truly history. It happened before they were born. They have no memory of that clear, sunny, blue-sky day, no story that's been told to them about a parent picking them up from preschool in tears, no memory of their own. They only have what we as parents and educators can teach them.

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