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27 "School life" videos

Don't let your child be a bully

Think your child would never bully others? Look for the signs - and solutions.


Three ways to share your high expectations with your child's teacher

It's important for parents to tell teachers about their high expectations for their child. Telling a teacher about high expectations raises the teacher's expectations of the student and helps the teacher understand what to do to help the student progress in class. This in turn will cause the child to work harder to meet the parents' and teacher's high expectations. This video shows how parents can communicate their high expectations to the teacher. It is most appropriate for parents of kids in third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.


How to prepare for a parent-teacher conference

Meeting with a teacher can be a tense time for a parent, but parent-teacher conferences are an important way for parents to learn about what's going on in the classroom. This video offers parents easy ways to improve communication and make sure the meeting is worthwhile. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.

Signs your child is being bullied

Kids won't always speak up when they're being bullied at school, so parents need to look for warning signs. This video teaches parents what to look for so that they can step in, talk to teachers, and teach their child how to respond to bullies. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.


One key 8th grade writing skill

A writer's voice can transform sentences on a page into a well-written narrative. Here's one simple way to help your eighth grader improve their writing by developing their voice.


One key kindergarten math skill

Counting to 100 is more than 1, 2, 3. For kindergartners, it's learning to count by 10s and learning to count on.


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.