The Final Stage of Back-To-School Preparations: Do Your Kids Have Everything They Need?

The Final Stage of Back-To-School Preparations: Do Your Kids Have Everything They Need? If you have kids starting a new school year, chances are the district has provided a list of essential items. Pens and pencils. Notebooks. Loose-leaf paper. Rulers. Art materials. Locker locks. Perhaps school uniforms and equipment for extracurricular activities. And probably some things that were … [Read more...] about The Final Stage of Back-To-School Preparations: Do Your Kids Have Everything They Need?

New School Year, New Friends: Hints to Share with Your Children

New School Year, New Friends: Hints to Share with Your Children Your children may be blessed with natural “magnetism” that attracts friends almost uncannily. On the other hand, they may be shy and introverted—in which case, especially if they’re about to enter a new grade or a new school, learning the following points will be a big help to them. Caution: Unless the kids feel you like them, … [Read more...] about New School Year, New Friends: Hints to Share with Your Children

What to Look for in a Private School

What to Look for in a Private School If the public school assigned by your district seems inadequate, you may decide your young scholar would thrive better in a private school. How can you choose the best option for your family? First off, don’t commit to anything before making a personal visit and observing a typical day firsthand. If at all possible, bring your prospective student … [Read more...] about What to Look for in a Private School

Top 10 Qualities Of Effective Teachers: #10: Well-Prepared, Passionate, and Persevering

Top 10 Qualities Of Effective Teachers: #10: Well-Prepared, Passionate, and Persevering Our teachers at Shady Oak are committed to effectiveness. Parents—the first and most consistent teachers their children know—can cultivate like qualities in themselves. Mediocre teachers “go through the motions” without putting much heart into it. Star teachers know, care about, and keep moving toward … [Read more...] about Top 10 Qualities Of Effective Teachers: #10: Well-Prepared, Passionate, and Persevering

Top 10 Qualities Of Effective Teachers: #9: Proper Knowledge and Skills to Facilitate Training

Top 10 Qualities Of Effective Teachers: #9: Proper Knowledge and Skills to Facilitate Training Our teachers at Shady Oak are committed to effectiveness. Parents—the first and most consistent teachers their children know—can cultivate like qualities in themselves. Mediocre teachers present practically everything in lecture form. Star teachers see themselves as training facilitators, giving … [Read more...] about Top 10 Qualities Of Effective Teachers: #9: Proper Knowledge and Skills to Facilitate Training