5 Books to Read With Your Family to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

5 Books to Read With Your Family to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

Did you know that World Book and Copyright Day falls on Thursday, April 23? Hosted by the United Nations, World Book and Copyright Day celebrates the joys and connections of reading and literacy. Here are five books to read with your family to join in on the worldwide celebration: 1. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña Written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson, Last Stop on Market Street chronicles a bus ride through the city with CJ and his grandmother. It’s a rainy Sunday. CJ is inquisitive; no question is too big or too small for him. “How come we gotta wait for the bus in all thi ... Read More About 5 Books to Read With Your Family to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

What to Know About Coronavirus Changes to the 2020 AP Exams

What to Know About Coronavirus Changes to the 2020 AP Exams

Are you in the midst of adjusting to home-based learning and wondering what to expect of this year’s AP exams? The College Board has your safety in mind and has recently developed a new testing process for students impacted by coronavirus school closures. Here’s what you need to know about coronavirus changes to the 2020 AP exams: How has coronavirus changed the AP exam format/process? All 2020 AP exams will utilize a new format to accommodate a test-from-home structure for students. Most of these tests will be 45 minutes in length and will consist solely of free-response questions. In addition, they will only focus on the materi ... Read More About What to Know About Coronavirus Changes to the 2020 AP Exams

8 Books to Read With Your Kids While Social Distancing

8 Books to Read With Your Kids While Social Distancing

As many schools have closed in response to COVID-19 and nearly everyone is social distancing, we’re all reworking our routines and reimagining what it means to learn from home. There are excellent online resources for students—a number of zoos and museums have opened their virtual doors, for example. But for an analog break, consider creating a reading list with your child. Here are eight books to get you started. Books to read with elementary school students Reading is built into elementary-age students’ school days, and it’s important for them to incorporate it into their home learning in order to keep up with fluen ... Read More About 8 Books to Read With Your Kids While Social Distancing

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

If you’re accustomed to doing your job in an office setting, transitioning to working from home can feel unexpectedly difficult. Often, it’s easy to envision how simple working from your home might be. Once you start to do it, however, you may find yourself struggling to stay focused and to keep up with your work at the same pace as you could before. With the uncertainty COVID-19 brings in regards to when you’ll return to the office, it’s vital to find strategies to thrive while working from home. Here are five: Choose a specific work area It can be tempting to sit on your couch or in bed while working from home. This ... Read More About How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

Adapting to “Learn from Home”: How to Handle 3 Common Behavioral Issues

Adapting to “Learn from Home”: How to Handle 3 Common Behavioral Issues

If you’re in the midst of transitioning your child’s learning from school to home due to COVID-19, there are likely a plethora of unknowns plaguing your thoughts. One concern that you might have is how to handle any behavioral issues. How should you respond? What will your student need from you?  In short, your child will crave guidance and support. But to be more specific, here are three common behavioral issues your student might face, plus suggestions on how to address them:  1. Avoidance of assigned work  Your child’s school may have assigned homework to be completed during a coronavirus closure—bu ... Read More About Adapting to “Learn from Home”: How to Handle 3 Common Behavioral Issues

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