"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
Hopefully, by this point, every one of us has learned important lessons on how to effectively deal with interpersonal conflict. Those lessons we have learned allow us in turn to teach them to our children. Learning to navigate interpersonal conflict is critical, and children will develop the skills to do it in stages as they grow up and develop stronger language and social skills.
There is a lot of research on a phenomenon that researchers refer to as Summer Learning Loss. In 1996 a researcher named H. Cooper aggregated the results from 39 separate studies on the negative effects of summer vacation on students standardized test scores. The results were staggering. According to all of this research, students on average lose the equivalent of one month worth of learning during summer vacation. 2.6 months of math education and 2 months of reading education is lost each summer. And these numbers are even worse as poverty and other socioeconomic factors are added into the equation.
Often There are countless benefits for students who attend private schools. But students are not the only members of the community that experience those benefits. Private school is also a healthy and happy place for teachers and staff.
Parenting is hard. You have a lot to juggle between school, work, activities, family, and friends. And all of this while you’re working hard to raise smart, confident, and well-behaved children. While you learn to juggle this busy life, it’s easy to forget that some of the most influential forces in your children’s lives are the things they observe happening in your own life. Here are a few parenting tips regarding the ways in which children learn habits - good and bad - from their parents.
Parents these days are busy, between juggling full-time jobs and managing the busy lives of their children it’s become more and more difficult to tackle it all. But we know that you care very deeply about your children's education. So here are some tips on how busy parents can keep up with their busy children’s education.
We’ve seen this time and again, your student is in the 6th grade, she’s been going to school with the same kids since kindergarten, and suddenly things start going downhill socially or academically. But what is there to do? You know your current school isn’t giving her what she needs, but won’t moving her be too traumatic? Is it too late in the game to make this transition?
The time has come, your baby is ready to leave the nest and transition into kindergarten. Or is she? Not all children develop at the same rate, and not all children will be ready to advance to kindergarten when schools recommend it.
Summer vacation is a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together, take trips to see family or visit new and exciting parts of the world. But, for many working parents, the need to find something engaging for your children to do is pressing.
Summer vacation is right around the corner, and while your children are probably thrilled for a break from all of the formal learning they're doing in the classroom, summer presents a great opportunity to continue learning in a more non-traditional manner. Help your children establish and maintain a love for learning by filling the summer with fun and educational activities.
At St. Barnabas we’re proud to say that nearly one-quarter of our student body are people from minority communities. As other private education institutions are criticized for a lack of diversity, we are charging ahead on a mission to promote diversity on our campus. Our students come from different communities and some from different countries, but is it enough to put students together on the same campus and call it diversity? We think there are very specific factors that make private education a great place for building a diverse community.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.