One key 1st grade reading skill
Did George Washington have wooden teeth — or not? Using a nonfiction text, first graders should be able to find out the truth for themselves.
One key 2nd grade math skill
Mastering addition and subtraction skills this year will help your child with more complex concepts next year.
When Mom says yes and Dad says no
"We can't look like two heads as parents," says America's Supernanny Deborah Tillman. "It confuses the child." Here's how to fix this common parenting mistake.
How Angela Duckworth teaches her kids grit
The famed researcher and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance explains her "hard things rule," which she's using as a parent to instill stick-to-itiveness in her kids.
When your child says, "I don't like reading!"
Read between the lines, says Stanford psychologist and Mindset author Carol Dweck. Why? Because kids mean something very different when they object to reading.
How to choose the right chore for your child
America's Supernanny says it's not a question of whether or not your child should do chores — it's a question of assigning chores based on your child's personality and work habits.
One key 1st grade math skill
We've heard math is different under Common Core, but how? One teacher explains how she's teaching kids about numbers differently now — in a way we can all understand.
One key 2nd grade reading skill
Does your child tell (and retell) stories from favorite books? Good news! That's a key reading skill, according to this second grade teacher.
One key 6th grade reading skill
Surprise! This teacher’s description of the new expectations for student reading is nothing like the sixth grade most parents remember.
One key 5th grade reading skill
Want to make sure your fifth grader is ready for sixth grade? This teacher’s simple suggestion may surprise you.
One key 3rd grade writing skill
Do you know what to look for in your third grader's writing? This teacher describes exactly what you should see — and in what order.
One key 1st grade writing skill
At this age, it may seem like writing is as simple as putting pen to paper, but as this teacher explains, your child is already learning a multi-step writing process.
One key 7th grade writing skill
Is your kid argumentative? Make sure they learn this skill! One teacher describes how seventh graders should address opposing viewpoints in their essays.
One key 4th grade math skill
This year, it's critical for kids to master certain math skills. Find out which skills are most essential — and one simple way to practice them all!
What's makes 3rd grade so important?
This teacher describes third grade as a “make or break” year for kids’ academic self-esteem. Learn how to make sure your child survives this vulnerable stage.
One key 2nd grade writing skill
What should your second grader be learning in terms of writing this year? This teacher’s expectations suggest a level of complexity that might surprise you.