Exploring The Importance Of Recess

Private Schools: Preparing Your Student To Succeed On The SAT

If your child is a junior or senior at a private high school, they are likely to speak in the future tense; describing the lives they will lead or the goals they will achieve. However, to attain these future lofty goals, they have a number of hurdles to climb. These hurdles often come in the form of standardized tests and one standardized test looms more prominently than any other for most high school juniors and seniors: the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Read More 

Considering Private School For Your Child? Three Reasons Why You Should

If your child is ready to go to elementary school, you may be trying to decide between public and private school. There are many benefits of private schools, three of which are listed below. Learning more about private school is important for both you and your child. Smaller Class Size You have likely heard of public schools that have large class sizes with only one teacher and wondered if the children could be taught properly. Read More 

Frequently Asked Questions About Montessori Education

If it seems as if there are more educational opportunities and choices now than in the past, it's because it's true. Montessori is just one of the many choices now available. This type of education focuses on attention to a child's psychological and social well-being. If you don't know much about it, you're not alone. Here are a few commonly asked questions by parents considering Montessori education for their children. Read More 

Motivating Your Teen To Do Homework

Some teens love to study and are intrinsically motivated. But in most cases, it can be difficult for teens to continue the grind of studying mathematics to the level of mastery. If you are having a hard time motivating your teen, you may need to use a different strategy. Investigate The Root Cause Find out why your teen does not do his or her homework. It could be that your teen simply enjoys doing something else much more. Read More 

Get An Advantage For Your Child By Investing In Private School

Every parent wants what is best for their child, but at times it can be a struggle to determine what exactly is the best choice, especially when it comes to schooling. Since it's no secret that the public school system offers services for "free" through your taxpayer dollars (and many public schools do a good job of preparing children for college and their future career), many have wondered about the perks of paying for a private school. Read More 

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Exploring The Importance Of Recess

Hey everyone, my name is Greg Butchers. I would like to explore the importance of recess and play breaks during the elementary school day. There is a lot of talk about eliminating recess to make time for other types of instruction. I firmly believe that children need unstructured playtime provided by breaks after lunch and throughout the day. The social skills learned during recess cannot be adequately replicated during class times. Kids also need to chance to stretch their legs to remain focused during structured lessons. Recess can help keep childhood obesity levels in check to keep kids healthy throughout life. I hope that I can convince others that recess is an important part of the education process. Thanks.