Author: Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts

Dear Teacher

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“Dear Teacher” is a monthly education column written by experienced educators and parents. Summer Learning Activities Parents: Summer is increasingly becoming a more academic time. Many students are now even assigned homework over the summer. This is largely happening because teachers know that young children may forget as much as 25 percent of what they… Read More

Dear Teacher

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“Dear Teacher” is a monthly education column written by experienced educators and parents. Math Test Anxiety Question: You have written about math anxiety being a real phobia that can actually be seen in the brain patterns in the regions associated with problem-solving. We have strengthened our fourth-grader’s basic math skills so she can handle her… Read More

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“Dear Teacher” is a monthly education column written by experienced educators and parents. Skills Needed for Kindergarten  Question: What do kindergarten teachers feel are the most important skills that young children need in order to be ready for kindergarten? — Getting Ready  Answer: Look at the list below to see how kindergarten teachers ranked from… Read More

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“Dear Teacher” is a monthly education column written by experienced educators and parents. Ways to Improve Poor Listening Skills Question: The teacher says that my daughter in third grade has poor listening skills. However, she had no suggestions when I asked for her input on how together we could improve the child’s listening. Answer: Fortunately,… Read More