Category Archives: Education

12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

Tired of bickering, jealousy, and selfishness? Kids are naturally materialistic and self-serving– but the good news is that gratitude can be taught. And from gratitude flows joy.

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ODE Releases Annual School Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education has released and published school report cards for districts across the state.

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Organization Critical to Students’ Success

Class is back in session and education experts are stressing the importance of good organizational skills.

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and graduation rates.

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streetwear-1683363_640Newsymoms…if you could go back and talk to yourself as a high school freshman, what advice would you give?

I would tell freshman, 15-year-old me that it’s okay.

It’s okay to be nervous. It’s okay to feel like you don’t fit in at times. It’s okay for someone not to like you.
It’s okay to like someone that others do not. It’s okay to be friends with those “un-cool.” It’s okay to have your own style.

It’s okay to be your own person. It’s okay to sit alone. It’s okay to read a book instead of gossip.

It’s okay to try and get good grades. It’s okay not to always get good geades. It’s okay to be unique.

And, it’s not okay.

It’s not okay to make fun of others. It’s not okay to think you’re not good enough. It’s not okay to compare yourself to anyone else.

It’s not okay to take for your own gain. It’s not okay to give up. It’s not okay to give in.

It’s not okay to hate yourself. It’s not okay to hate anyone else.

Some say that ‘it’s only high school,’ and ‘what happens in high school doesn’t matter in the real world.’

That advice may be given with good intentions, but it is wrong. (In my opinion).

What happens in high school DOES matter in the real world.

How you treat someone affects who they are and who YOU are.

How you treat yourself affects high school you AND ‘real world’ you.

High school is a time to create memories that last a life time. It’s up to you to be strong to your character and who you are so that those are memories you are proud to reflect on.

-Be true to who you are.

-Your hair looks fine.

-Be kind, you never know what someone may be going through.

-Work hard in class. It DOES pay off in the end.

-Cherish every moment.

-It’s JUST a pimple!!

<3 Michaela

Here are some more pointers from those that have been there, done that:

Early Eye Problem Detection Can Help Kids in the Classroom

Prevent Blindness, is issuing is declaring August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month.

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Study Urges Parents to Engage Kids in Story Time

It is no surprise that reading to your children is a good thing, but a recent study suggests taking things one step further can have a significant impact on your child’s brain!

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Summer Slide to Summer Surge

An education expert is sharing information on how to prevent summer learning loss, while still having fun.

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Education Leaders Concerned with Ohio Governor’s Budget Proposal

The Ohio Department of Higher Education is concerned with Governor John Kasich’s proposed two-year budget.

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