Back to School Questions to Ask Your Teacher

You’ve bought the pencils, the backpack, the graphing calculator and the deluxe crayon box with the built-in sharpener.  Your kids are ready to go back to school – but are you?  These back to school questions will ensure you know what to expect from your child’s teacher. 5 Back to School Questions for the Teacher Many factors play a role …

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Back to School Tutoring — What Options Are Available?

Back to school season can cause anxiety for everyone – students, teachers, and parents.  Students worry about homework, teachers fret about standardized tests, and parents hope for good grades.  No matter the problem, back to school tutoring may be the solution. Click here for four tips to help you get ready to go back to school! Don’t Wait for a …

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How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher

We are days away from the start of school and you want to ensure your child has the best year ever.  So, how do you do that? Simple…get involved.  Two-thirds of teachers believe that their students would do better in school if their parents were more involved in their education. (Public Agenda, 2003) The easiest (and, arguably, the most effective) way …

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Get Your Student Organized for the New School Year

Do you consider yourself an organized person? Do you find yourself making to-do lists and stacking papers in piles to keep your desk neat? What about your student? Is your student checking off assignments, or is their backpack a complete disaster? It will probably come as no surprise that there is a direct correlation between organization and success. Whether you’re …

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4 Tips to Help You Get Ready to Go Back to School

It feels weird saying “back to school” in July. This month is supposed to be about picnics, long days on the beach, popsicles, swimming, and fireworks. But the reality is that the 2017 – 2018 school year is just one month away! Before you let panic set in, remember that North Coast Education Services is here to help. We wouldn’t …

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Wrangle Your Morning Routine!

Some people are just born morning people.  (I never was…ask anyone!)  Others need a little bit of help to get going in the morning.  Especially kids. For most parents, getting the family ready in the morning can seem like a never-ending battle.  It can be even harder if you have a special needs child in the home.  It seems like …

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One Secret to a Successful School Year

As school gets underway, you may find yourself wondering how the year will go for your child.  No doubt you are hoping for a low-stress school year filled with accomplishment.  But the road to academic success has a few stop signs along the way – like academic struggles and social issues. There are many ways to prepare for the stop …

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Back to School Tips — #4

When students are young, homework can be a joyful experience.  I still recall bringing home “color by number” sheets in kindergarten and rushing to get them done! But as students get older, homework can be seen as nothing but a chore.  It can be seen as a boring, time consuming process.  And if they cannot find the supplies they need, …

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Back to School Tips — #3

Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day.  It’s critical that your student eats a solid breakfast before school.  The energy and nutrients will keep them focused and engaged all morning. But what happens in the afternoon?  Breakfast wears off and students start to shut down.  Time for lunch! A healthy lunch is just as critical to a …

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Back to School Tips — #2

When it comes to back to school time, staying organized is key!  Good organizational skills result in more time, less pressure, and a happier family. Planning for back to school can be easy for some people.  They have backpacks ready, clothes picked out, and pencils sharpened.  But once the year starts, everything falls apart.  The backpack gets lost, your kids …

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