Friday, June 28, 2019

6 Important School Tips for Parents From a Principal

For teachers, parents can be your worst enemy or your best friend. Over the course of the last decade, I have worked with a handful of the most difficult parents, as well as many of the best parents. I believe that the majority of parents do a terrific job and genuinely try their best. The truth is that being a parent is not easy. We make mistakes, and there is no way we can be good at everything. Sometimes as a parent it is critical to rely on and seek advice from experts in certain areas. As a principal, I would like to offer a few school tips for parents that I believe every educator would want them to know, and that will also benefit their children.



Monday, June 3, 2019

Early Childhood Education Consultants

How Hanen Helps Early Childhood Education Consultants/Trainers Build Language and Literacy in the Classroom


In your work with early childhood educators, you want to make sure you're equipping them to create environments that are rich in opportunities for language-learning throughout the day. 
Since the development of language and social skills in the early years is so important to the future academic success of preschool children, early childhood educators need to be sensitive and responsive to their students’ communication needs in order for those skills to develop.
That’s why it’s so important for those who train or consult to educators to have practical, user-friendly resources to share with educators that will really help them understand how to promote children’s language and literacy development. It is also critical to be familiar with the principles of adult education so that you can facilitate educators’ learning in ways that foster retention and application of interactive strategies, making long-term behaviour change more likely.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

10 Ways To Help Your Child Succeed In Elementary School

Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending back-to-school night at the start of the school year is a great way to get to know your child's teachers and their expectations. School administrators may discuss school-wide programs and policies, too.

Attending parent-teacher conferences is another way to stay informed. These are usually held once or twice a year at progress reporting periods. The conferences are a chance to start or continue conversations with your child's teacher, and discuss strategies to help your child do his or her best in class. Meeting with the teacher also lets your child know that what goes on in school will be shared at home.


Visit the School and Its Website

Knowing the physical layout of the school building and grounds can help you connect with your child when you talk about the school day. It's good to know the location of the main office, school nurse, cafeteria, gym, athletic fields, playgrounds, auditorium, and special classes.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Early Childhood Education Blogs 2018

While we keep to the top 25 early childhood education blogs, we know there is a ton of other early childhood education resources available. With the top 25, we remain confident that the content has been validated by the most number of people who have visited and referenced the site.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Education Blogs You Should Follow

If you are a teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing way to spark ideas, creativity, and innovation. The following list is a compilation of blogs for those interested in education.

Written by parents, administrators, businessmen, teachers, and administrators, these blogs stand out with their unique style and excellent content.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Child Psychology Tips To Ensure a Better Future for Your Children


Bringing up a child is not an easy task for many parents as there are a lot of external factors that influence their physical, mental and emotional health. A child is exposed to a world of difficulties during its formative years. With the knowledge of child psychology, one can bring up their child the best. Renowned child psychologist Justin Urbas has some key tips that any parent or teacher can follow. Have a look - 

Key Child Psychology Tips for Parents and Teachers to Follow


1. Encourage them to express - Parents must encourage their children to express their thoughts and desires without hesitation or fear. A child should not feel the need to suppress his/her ideas within themselves. Parents, teachers and other adults should all help children come out of their shell. 

2. Understand them better - Understanding children is the key to good parenting and taking decisions that positively impact the lives of children. Parents must invest time and effort into understanding the likes and dislikes of their child. Attention must be paid to how the child reacts to certain social situations or other stimuli. Better understanding leads to a close bond between children and parents. 

3. Spend more time - It is quite simple actually. Both parents need to spend ample time with their children, in order for the little ones not to feel neglected. A child that does feel neglected and has no one close to share experiences with, can grow up to be overtly introverted. It is a harsh fact that many parents are just running around fulfilling their professional responsibilities today. Still, they should actively try to find time for the children. 

4. Do not slap on burdens - Realistically speaking, it is not wrong to set some expected goals for your child. Whether it’s academics or sports or creativity, a child who gains inspiration through effort can succeed. But many parents do the mistake of pressurizing their children too much. This has heavy negative impacts on their mental and emotional health. Try to be a little more considerate and appreciate the efforts of your child. 

5. Know that they react differently - Parents and teachers are wrong to expect the same kinds of responses from children, as they do from adults. That is because the brain chemistry of a child and how he/she processes information are quite different. The sooner you understand this, the better it is for your child. Observe exactly how their reactions tend to vary in different circumstances. 

6. Be their biggest ally - It is a sad truth that many children feel that their parents are quite rigid and strict, and even overbearing. This should not be the case at all. Sure, you are free to correct your child for transgressions. But remember to also be their biggest friend at all times. Recognize that they need your support at home, to be the strongest version of themselves. 

These are some very simple child psychology tips that can make a world of difference in the lives of your children. After all, the wellbeing of a child is the primary concern of his or her parents. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Importance of Understanding Child Psychology for Improving Children’s Lives


Raising a child takes the dedication and love of parents along with a lot of understanding. Child psychology deals with the subject of understanding the mind and thoughts of children, with the aim of improving their lives. Getting a basic understanding of children’s psychology is crucial for all modern parents as the little ones now face a more competitive world. Renowned psychologist David Justin Urbas has some child psychology based tips that anyone can implement to raise their child better.