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Doctors and Schools

By on October 4, 2015

Some of the most important professionals in your children’s lives are their teachers and their doctors. Parents depend strongly on the skills and knowledge that these professionals bring to their jobs. Teachers often have an opinion about what the doctor

Homework Problems and Solutions: Part Three

By on October 4, 2015

Last week we discussed how to find the homework policy for your child’s school, the questions to ask at a parent/teacher conference, and possible homework accommodations. This week we’ll talk about how to establish a homework routine and an incentive

Homework Problems and Solutions: Part Two

By on October 4, 2015

Last week we talked about the research on homework and listed four steps that families can take to smooth the process. Here are the first two steps. The first step is to find out if there is an official homework

Homework Problems and Solutions: Part One

By on October 4, 2015

Homework is a huge issue for many families and a frustration for many teachers – and it’s one of the things that kids hate most about school. A common educational myth is that all children need to do homework every

Evidence-Based Practices

By on October 4, 2015

You’ve probably heard about “evidence-based” or “research-based” instructional programs at school.  These programs are based on research that shows that they are actually effective.  A behavior program that is evidence-based has been shown to have a positive effect on student