Articles tagged with Elementary School

3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

Many students describe math as “boring” or “too hard.” While it’s important for students to engage with concepts and class activities that they don’t necessarily like, there are also ways to help students become more invested in the subject, such as using apps or manipulatives. Here are three ways to get elementary students excited about math this year: 1. Get elementary students excited about math by using manipulatives Manipulatives—which can be any physical object—are a great way to encourage hands-on learning and to build excitement in the classroom. There are a number of pre-made tools you ... Read More About 3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. Getting your student excited about learning outside of the classroom can, at times, be a challenge. However, introducing your student to engaging educational activities at home can inspire a passion for learning. Creative ways to make learning at home fun can involve hands-on educational activities, catering projects to your student’s current interests, and incorporating educational games. Make learning at home fun by i ... Read More About 3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. As we enter a new year, many parents, students, and families are focusing on setting goals. For students of all ages, these may center around academics. And while it can be easy for parents of elementary and middle school students to overlook their role in helping their children identify and accomplish goals, parental involvement can have a significant impact on the outcome. Among other tasks, parents can provide background a ... Read More About How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a stressful time, and choosing the right gift for the student in your life is not an action that is exempt from this stress. With all of the various toys and gadgets on the market today, the abundance of options can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, the holiday season is the perfect time to combine learning and fun when choosing gifts. Educational gifts that will inspire students this holiday season can include STEM and STEAM gifts. Curious what to get the student on your list? Check out these eight gifts that will inspire students this holiday season: STEM gifts for students Bloxels Bloxels is an engaging gift for ... Read More About 8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

Standardized Testing 101: What Parents of Young Students Should Expect

Standardized Testing 101: What Parents of Young Students Should Expect

Standardized testing is incorporated into a younger student’s education for a variety of reasons, including state requirements and helping teachers gauge progress. If you’re the parent of a young child, keep an eye out for parent notifications about your school’s specific tests, and proactively ask your child’s teacher for details. Parents of young students should expect a few things from standardized testing periods, including a change in your student's schedule, a shift in classroom regulations, and an impact on students’ assigned homework. It is important to be prepared and to understand that there are certain ... Read More About Standardized Testing 101: What Parents of Young Students Should Expect

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