5 Easy Tips to Help Your Child Have a Successful School…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSBack to School 2016 Previous articleKicks 4 Guns ‘has a very good day’Next articleApopka Voice crosses the 3,000 mark Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR As summer winds down, the excitement of back-to-school shopping, new classes and making new friends are top of mind for children across the country. Parents face the familiar challenge of getting their children prepared for a successful year. The demands of a new school year however, can be nerve-wracking. Between new teachers, an increased workload and a new schedule, excitement can quickly turn into worry.The good news is when parents are involved in their children’s education, children tend to do better and have more positive feelings about going to school. And students who actively engage in educational opportunities learn more and better than students who take a more passive approach to learning. In fact, research shows students reading above grade level in the third grade are more likely to graduate from high school at higher rates, and students who take advanced math courses by high school are more likely to attend and graduate from college.“One skill essential to children’s academic success is the ability to learn on their own,” says Dominique Ciccarelli, education spokesperson for Kumon North America. “It’s important for parents to help cultivate confident and independent children who become lifelong learners both inside and outside the classroom.”Fortunately, there are many ways parents can encourage learning opportunities. Here are five easy ways parents can support their children’s learning at home and throughout the school year:*Encourage your child to read.  Turn reading sessions into a fun and engaging activity. Reading to kids exposes them to richer vocabulary than adults normally use in day-to-day life, and can positively impact their language, intelligence and later literacy achievement. As they get older, continue to make reading a daily activity whether you read to them, they read to you or you read together. Reading is not just an important milestone in a child’s education, it also opens doors to a lifetime of entertainment and enrichment.*Promote active learning at home. Turn daily routines into practical learning opportunities. Children learn problem-solving, math, science and vocabulary as they help with groceries, cooking and even laundry. Cooking with your children is an excellent way to further develop math skills by having your children help with measurements. Incorporate learning and fun by hosting a weekly family game night. Educational board games like Monopoly encourage children to read, interact and count with currency.*Enroll in a supplemental education program. Learning doesn’t have to stop when the bell rings. Enrolling in an academic enrichment program is a great opportunity to provide your children with an advantage in the new school year. Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, has more than four million students studying at 26,000 learning centers in 49 countries. Kumon uses an individualized approach to help unlock the potential of children in preschool through high school. Through daily practice, children develop a solid command of math and reading skills by progressing at their own pace. Kumon is offering a $30 Amazon gift card for all new enrollments at participating centers during the month of September.*Partner with educators. Parents can support their child’s educational development by working with educators to support learning. Play an active role in your child’s education by knowing what they are studying at school and routinely communicating with their teachers. You don’t have to wait for parent teacher conferences. Set expectations and academic goals at the beginning of the school year and routinely check in on your child’s progress.*Capitalize on your child’s interest. Children learn best when they actively learn about topics that have already captivated their interest. If your children are fascinated in how things are made, let them help put together household items that require assembly. Name the tools you are using and talk about what you are doing and why. If they are interested in sports, use that as a fun opportunity to discuss math. Talk about common statistics like batting averages and earned-run averages, or even have your children keep the score. Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Recognition act is final stage of sweeping legal changes

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Statutory Trade Union Recognition is the final part of the 1999 Employment Relations Act. Almost all other rights introduced under the law, including parental leave, the part-time work regulations and the new £50,000 limit for unfair dismissal have been phased in since September last year.It gives unions automatic recognition if 50 per cent of the workforce are members or if 40 per cent vote for the union to be recognised in a ballot. The union becomes the recognised bargaining body on hours, pay and holiday. Employers will also have to inform it about training.The new legislation allows unions to approach the employer and ask to be recognised. The employer will have 10 days to respond. If it fails to do so the union can go straight to the CAC.The employer can agree to the request and start negotiations with the union on a deal or it can refuse. If it says yes, an agreement has to be reached within 20 days. If it says no the union can go to the CAC.The union will only be recognised if it can show it is what staff want. If you already communicate effectively with your staff and your staff are not unionised there is no reason why you will have to recognise a union. www.cac.gov.uk Recognition act is final stage of sweeping legal changesOn 6 Jun 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more