The Department of Health and Human Services recently reported that 1 in 3 students in the U.S. admitted that they have experienced being bullied. Usually, bullying happens in middle school. The most common types of bullying are verbal and social/digital. Today, bullying remains to be a rampant and severe problem in most schools. The
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I get this question all the time from my parents. As a teacher, educator, and a mother of two Millenials and one Gen Z, of course, I have a strong opinion about this and did a bunch of research on this subject. Screen time is a hot debate between parents today. Too
Well let’s face it... we all know that JAMS students are kind of “special” and extra gifted. But 2018 was FANTASTIC, the best year yet! We are so proud of our students! A number of our students were recognized for their talent or academic achievements last year. Here are the highlights… and if
Many parents usually ask me this question, "When should I start preparing my child for school?" I always emphasize on the importance of developing one's memory skills at an early age. Researchers from Stanford University studied the brains scans of children solving math equations and they learned that these children were using more
Conveying the importance of math to your children can be quite a struggle. For kids, math seems to be the biggest obstacle and they dread each time they have to face the subject. You may ask, "How do I get my kids to like math?" This is one question I get asked about
After a productive day at school, does your child have a study space that is conducive for learning? I believe that, as a parent, we all need to encourage learning even at home. In order to create an ideal study area that improves sharpness and mental focus, take note of the five suggestions
Holiday trips are for you and your kids to relax. However, it is still possible a foster a love of learning. After all, learning does not end outside of school. There are a lot of holiday activities to help your kids stay curious and interested about learning new things. If you are planning
Over the years I’ve been teaching mental math, I have noticed trends in certain age groups. Younger children tend to get more physical exercise than children that are older. As children progress in school, they lose privileges such as recess or taking breaks. The older children get, the more mental exercise they get
According to Dr. Peter Gorski of the Harvard Medical School, maintaining a schedule provides a strong foundation for success. Children's future endeavors are more likely to succeed when they know to what to expect from an activity. Thus, they will be more confident in accomplishing tasks. Dr. Gorski added that when your child
We always want what's best for our children. Without a doubt, our kids need us for love, guidance, and assurance, but there are times that some well-intentioned parents go overboard to a point where they do everything for their growing child. We show our love by being there every step of the way.