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4 Things You Can Do This Summer to Impact Your Child’s Education – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

In the past few weeks, it’s become clear that parents are no longer a stopgap until schools open again – schooling from home will be the new normal for almost every child in North America. We have officially moved from crisis teaching at home, to…long-term crisis teaching at home. It sounds (and probably feels) ominous, but it doesn’t have to be. Parents who are concerned about keeping their child’s education afloat can preserve some hope and sanity by teaming up…

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Here’s to You, Fellow Moms! – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

“This will be fine,” I thought to myself when schools closed. “My sons will hop online a little each week, I’ll shepherd them through the lessons, and we’ll breeze on through to summer.” And why wouldn’t it be fine? I was a classroom teacher. I developed paper-based and digital curricula for two decades. I oversee education for Sylvan, for goodness sake! This will be easy, peasy, lemon squeezie. Looking back to that naïve day in March, my optimism is almost…

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Strategies for Supporting Online Learning in Middle School – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

‘When I heard that our schools would be moving to online learning for the foreseeable future, I thought what many parents did: We need a schedule. I shared this idea with my 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. I empowered them to each come up with their own routine, which I thought was smart. I was wrong. Well, half wrong. My daughter typed up a two-page schedule. My son stomped a bit and scoffed. “Fine,” I said. “Just write down ideas…

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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Learning at Home – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

Most schools are sending home homework packets, doing online learning, or assigning work at home that would have normally done in the classrooms – or a combination of everything. Emily Levitt, Sylvan’s VP of Education, shares some advice for parents who are helping their children learn at home in this short video. Plus, check out the tips below!     Here are a few tips on how you can help navigate the “new normal” of keeping up with school work…

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Your Child’s First Bad Grades in Middle School: Do’s and Don’ts – Parents Article

My son recently received his first B. Not a big deal, right? But he’s an over-achieving, perfectionist new middle schooler, and good grades have always come easily for him. Until now. To say he’s disappointed is an understatement. He’s 12, so every emotion he feels is … well, D-R-A-M-A-T-I-C. I’m doing my best to help him process his emotions and come up with a plan to reach out for help. It turns out middle school is a common time for…

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Sylvan Nation is 1 Year Old – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

Imagine Winning a Free Year of Sylvan Tutoring (Yes, a WHOLE YEAR) … Or finding educational resources for exactly where you are in your child’s academic journey — from activity booklets and flash cards, up through college planning tools. … Or scoring worksheets, workbooks and flashcards to help your child keep the learning going over the summer. … Or getting exclusive offers on Sylvan tutoring at a location near you. In the last year, more than 22,000 parents across the…

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