As our reliance on technology grows, many may feel that doing things by hand is old fashioned and unnecessary. The drive to incorporate technology into education often causes said technology to replace more traditional assignments. While doing things by hand may not exactly be advanced, it’s an important part of the learning process.
Homework can often be a big point of contention during the school year. This is frequently due to the fact that students may not really understand the purpose of their homework assignments or have so many after school activities scheduled that they’re left with very little free time. Overwhelming work loads can also cause them to resent their at-home assignments, so it’s important that they understand the value and purpose of homework. Communication with your child’s teachers about homework concerns is key to helping maintain an appropriate balance.
With summer break drawing to a close and a new school year upon you, you’re likely not looking forward to the hustle and bustle of another year. You always start out with good intentions but things somehow get away from you. Here are some tips to help you get and stay organized this school year.
As adults, it’s easy to be single-minded when it comes to the hobbies your child pursues. Once they start a sport or activity, you feel like they have to stick with it long-term. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with teaching your child to fulfill their obligations, there’s also nothing wrong with giving them the opportunity to explore their options.