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How To Get The Most Out Of A Parent-Teacher Conference

How To Get The Most Out Of A Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-teacher conferences are the speed-dating of the education world. You sign up for a 10-minute slot (15 if you’re lucky), the teacher pulls out a timer, and away you go. How are his reading skills progressing? Is she doing ok with transitions? Have you noticed an issue between him and…

I’m Ana Humphrey, Exoplanet Researcher, And This Is How I Work

I’m Ana Humphrey, Exoplanet Researcher, And This Is How I Work

This is our first “How I Work” with a student—and what a student. Ana Humphrey was this year’s winner of the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and maths competition for high school seniors. She was awarded the $354,555 top prize for developing a mathematical…

What To Ask Kids Instead Of ‘Do You Have Any Questions?’ 

What To Ask Kids Instead Of ‘Do You Have Any Questions?’ 

When kids are between two and four, they’re bubbling with questions — preschool children ask their parents an average of 100 questions a day. (My daughter seems to ask this many on the drive to school — How do the cars stay in the lines? Who makes the lights change…