Easy Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity into Your Classroom

There is no denying that our bodies were made for movement.  Think of all of the things we are capable of doing — walking, dancing, biking, swimming, and so much more. One of the most difficult challenges for a person is to sit down and stay focused.  Even as adults, this task can seem daunting.  We need to make an effort …

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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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How to Keep Your Middle School Student Safe Online

Welcome back to our series on internet safety!  As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your children are safe online.  You wouldn’t let them go outside and play alone without some rules…and the same should be true for letting them go online alone. We have already discussed elementary school tips and suggestions.  Even kindergarten students need to …

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Ending Social Anxiety…in Middle School

Some people are born social butterflies, while others prefer the solidarity of a smaller company.  When faced with speaking to new people, many adults do not know how to handle the situation, let alone children.  Last week, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District took a stand to help end social anxiety.   On February 13, the students of Wilbur Wright Middle …

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