What the Theory of Multiple Intelligences Means for Your Child
For years, intelligence was narrowly defined to a singular type of intellect and standard intelligence tests tended to focus only on verbal and mathematical intelligence. But Howard Gardner, a professor of education at Harvard University, challenged that assumption when he developed his theory of multiple intelligences.
What Is “Whole Brain Teaching” and Does It Work? - Learning Liftoff
Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) is gaining popularity, and some teachers are campaigning to have it more widely implemented in classrooms nationwide.
Why School Choice is Important for Your Child's Education - Learning Liftoff
There are more options today than in the past when it comes to choosing a school. In addition to researching your neighborhood public school, you should also review the charter schools, private academies (religious and secular), homeschooling, and online learning programs that are available in your area.
A Letter to My Younger Self, Kindergarten - Learning Liftoff
A letter from a student to their younger self in Kindergarten, giving advice, perspective, and insight.
6 Video Games Based on Books - Learning Liftoff
Often games are inspired by books, but here is a list of 6 video games based on books. Where you interact with characters from the stories.
How to Encourage Healthy Homework Habits in Your Child - Learning Liftoff
Nothing is worse than seeing your students struggle to handle their homework and not knowing how you can help them.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Teens’ Mental Health - Learning Liftoff
The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but a new study shows that it may be affecting teens' mental health more than parents thought.
7 Strategies to Help Students Remember What They Learn - Learning Liftoff
It is surprising how common it is for current school kids to learn a concept or fact in class early in the week and completely forget it by week’s end—or even day’s end.
Research Reveals the Downside of Being Popular in School - Learning Liftoff
A recent study says kids who have a small circle of close friends may grow up to be happier than popular kids.
20 of the Best Homeschooling Websites and Learning Resources - Learning Liftoff
These 20 homeschooling websites provide amazing resources for homeschoolers, from free lessons, to educational videos, experiments, games and activities.
How to Teach Kids Science and Why It’s Important - Learning Liftoff
Learn why teaching kids science is so important and get tips on how to start introducing basic science concepts to your children.
5 Tips for Connecting with Your Teacher - Learning Liftoff
Busy, busy, busy! That’s the theme of most days for Learning Coaches. There are materials to organize, emails and kmails to write and respond to, your child’s lessons and schedule to oversee and meetings to attend. Amid the chaos, it is crucial to carve out time to connect with your teacher. Even when you think…
How Teachers Are Finding New Ways to Teach on Snow Days - Learning Liftoff
While snow days won’t lead to many complaints from kids, these freebies can take a toll on learning and the school calendar.
A Counselor's Perspective: How to Improve Student Motivation - Learning Liftoff
An educational expert tells us how to keep student motivation alive mid-year when they've hit a major slump.