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Motherlode Blog: How Nicole Zeitzer Johnson, Communications Director and Special Needs Parent, Does It
I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old whose seizures mean someone’s eyes have to be on her at every moment. Fortunately I have a great support system and a flexible work arrangement.
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it’s all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.
This Reader Idea get students thinking, talking and writing about their own approaches to skills like brainstorming and collaboration.
One week before school begins, the Education Department has submitted for review of only 141 of more than 500 contracts with organizations that will be teaching prekindergarten.
Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration on Wednesday over the Common Core education standards.
Undergraduates are building apps that are faster, easier-to-navigate versions of campus systems such as the ones that manage course catalogs and class scheduling.
Digital ways to lower the cost of textbooks and learn about other cost-saving options.
Gadgets for returning students include smartpens, laptop-size backpacks, USB drives and backup batteries.
You know that moment in “A Visitor for Bear” when Bear realizes that as much as he likes his quiet routines, he likes having someone there to laugh at his jokes, too? My children went back to school this morning, and I felt that.
Some things are the same no matter where you are: the car pool line (called “hookup” in our new town). The health forms. The classrooms, the desks, the cubbies. It’s not Mars, it’s just school. They know how to do school.
The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using Room for Debate to Teach Argumentative Writing and Discussion Skills
In this Reader Idea, we share ways that teachers use The Times’s Room for Debate to teach argumentative writing and discussion skills in their classrooms.
Apps use different approaches in teaching the basics of coding; some offer interactive lessons, while others take the form of a game.
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?