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As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!

Reading Readiness

Children should be able to read by the end of second grade. Do not wait for the end of the school year to discuss your child’s progress in reading. Read to your child everyday, asking questions about the content. Continue reading

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Why Do Some Children Thrive in Adversity and Others Fail

All adults are potential mentors. When a child reaches out to you, recognize the gesture and be there, ready, willing and able to provide support. Continue reading

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Learning Styles

It is important for parents to understand their child’s learning style not only to monitor the school’s program but to supplement it at home. Continue reading

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Make Good Use of Conferences

Learning is not a passive activity. Students should take part in Teacher Parent Conferences
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How to Avoid Summer School Next Year

If your child had to attend summer school, start the school year right by addressing the matter with the teachers at the beginning of the school year. Discuss your child’s learning style. Continue reading

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Learning from Other Age Groups

Eliminating age barriers gives our children more opportunity to understand and develop empathy. Continue reading

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The Reluctant Reader

Parents need to be models for their children by reading for enjoyment. Continue reading

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Instilling Solid Values

We need to create a generation of caring individuals. Children need to recognize fulfillment not only in personal development but in giving service and empathizing with their fellow citizens. Continue reading

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Chapter 8: Two Year Diploma

  The Blog As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom! Two Year Diploma Posted on July 22, 2011 by Nancy Devlin, PhD Students need … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: Teacher Tenure

Teacher tenure laws are coming under close scrutiny, usually not in a pleasant way.  One headline read: “When teachers should be expelled from class.”  “New hope for getting rid of bad apples”.  The assumption seems to be that tenure permits … Continue reading

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