It’s common knowledge that children who enjoy reading and take the time to read outside of school go on to achieve greater academic success than their non reading peers. However, current trends are proving to be unsettling for advocates of extra curricular reading. With libraries across the country under the threat of closure and children increasingly turning to video games for their after school entertainment, it seems that fewer and fewer children are developing strong reading habits. So what can concerned parents do to encourage their children to read outside of school and help arrest this decline in reading levels?

One key thing that parents can do is act as good ‘reading role models’. Experts have suggested that the mere experience of seeing parents reading makes it more likely that young children will want to pick up a book. Parents should also take the time to read with children from a young age, both reading to them and having them read to you. This demonstrates strong parental investment in reading to the child, helping to build early enthusiasm and interest that acts as a foundation for a child’s independent reading.

Another measure that parents can take is to ensure that children have


Whether it’s a multinational company or a School, it requires a leader who knows his job. The one who understands the importance of responsibility and can take control over others. He should be capable enough to differentiate between the right and the wrong and make decisions accordingly. A leader of a school is also known as the principal who governs the entire school community including the teachers and the students. The principal of any school has got following responsibilities toward students.

The Vision: When a person takes responsibility to be the principal of a school, his first step is to set a vision for that school. Each and every person who is the part of that school should clearly know what their goal is and how they are going to achieve it. All of us know that teacher’s job in a school is to teach and students are supposed to learn from what they are being taught. But it’s not that easy as it sounds. The principal’s job is to manage everything and assign tasks to the faculty in such a way that it pulls the school towards its vision.


The concept of empathy is of great importance when you relate and interact with your students in the class. The better you understand them, the more you receive from them in return. This interpersonal intelligence, in the opinions of Howard Gardner, directly reverses many of the actions that your students are held during the school days.

Perhaps, you observed during your school years that there were teachers who could connect very quickly with students while others maintained a relationship with their students something more complicated. They were not connected with the students- with their emotions. These teachers were less empathetic.

Another aspect that should not be confused with the fact that- being an empathetic teacher has nothing to do with being a cool teacher or rolled teacher. This is not true at all. Empathy is something deeper sense to be “cool” or “rolled”. In fact, the teachers with good empathy can start a very good relationship with students.

Here are five simple but useful actions that can enhance empathy with your students:

    • Learning the names. Knowing your students’ name is important. Sometimes we find some teachers who, after several months, still do not know

As a parent of a child with learning disabilities, you understand how important it is that your son or daughter goes to a school that is right for him or her. For you, the most important thing is that your child has a supportive and nurturing place to learn.

Know Your Child’s Needs

You know your child better than any school administrator. Does your child have trouble paying attention in class and would be better served in a smaller learning environment? Are they emotionally sensitive and require more sympathetic teachers and administrators who understand patience? Do they need more individualized instruction in certain subjects? Make a list of the your child’s strengths, challenges and needs and seek a school that will allow them to flourish.

Your Child Has Options

If you’re looking for alternatives to your child’s zoned neighborhood school, most communities have charter and magnet school options that are equipped with special education programs. Many cities also have schools for learning disabilities with curriculums designed for students with special needs and teachers trained on how best to serve these students.

Classroom size

One of the most important things to consider for


Your child deserves the best education possible, even if it means a further drive for you or your significant other. Schools for learning disabilities provide a nurturing and caring environment for students with diagnosed learning disabilities. This is an irreplaceable quality of their education, as well as a major source of confidence and community in their life. The numerous benefits of a specialized education make a longer commute well worth it. Providing your child with the opportunity for an education that best suits them is paramount to keeping their confidence high and their mind properly stimulated.

Just like traditional public and private institutes, schools for learning disabilities provide a wide variety of extra curricular activities and programs for children to gain social skills in a friendly setting. Without the pressure of a fast paced curriculum and a body of students that aren’t learning disabled, a student will feel free to flourish in a way they may not be able to at a traditional school.

Unfortunately, students diagnosed with an educational disability can easily become targets of bullying in traditional public or private schools. Students with dyslexia, who suffer from bullying attacks,


Most students get caught in the quandary of choosing the wrong career path due to parental and peer pressure.

This has unhealthy effects on the future of the student since he is not able to enjoy what he is doing and eventually leads himself to a near-miserable life.

All this can so easily be prevented if the career path chosen is suitable to the personality, likes and interests of the student.

It is imperative to get the right career guidance after 10th, since this highly important step for an Indian student will prepare him for a career he can excel in.

To do this, the student must take an aptitude test. This test is specially designed to understand the ability, skill and talent of a student and helps immensely in choosing the right career path.

The first step in career counseling after 10th should be an aptitude test. These tests are usually of multiple choice types and the test results are available almost immediately. Once the test results are obtained, the career counselor is in a better position to understand the inherent abilities of the student and thus guide him to a relevant


Education plays an important role in shaping the life of an individual. There are many people who wish to pursue their higher education in their own country while there are others who seek the opportunity of studying abroad.

Well, if you are considering to study abroad, then be aware that it’s not an easy task to get admitted in a foreign university.

How do you go ahead and achieve what you wish for?

There are many overseas education consultants available in different parts of the country that can help you take an informed decision.

There can be various reasons associated with this decision.

Many students wish to continue their education in the other country as they might want to get their majors from the first hand sources, or they are fascinated by the other country’s culture or they may be facing some social or political problems in their native country that forces them to leave their country and study abroad.

No matter what the reason is behind your decision to study abroad, the study abroad consultants in Delhi can guide you in the right direction. Delhi being the capital of the nation


Many parents who consider homeschooling are concerned with their own ability to teach their children. They feel that they are not trained as a teacher, or they do not have enough education, or that they will in some way make a mistake and permanently damage their child. Having homeschooled all three of my children, I am here to convince you that you can teach your child if that is what you want.

Legalities

Let’s first look at some legal issues. Each state has its own requirements for allowing parents to homeschool their children, but there are several common legal requirements. Again, you need to research your particular state.

First, you typically do not have to be a licensed professional teacher to homeschool your child. This means that you do not have to take any courses in education or child development if you do not want to. There are many resources available to you both online and at your library which can tell you everything you will need to create a good curriculum for your child, down to the individual daily lesson plan. If you still feel that you need help doing this, there are full


You may be thinking about home schooling your kids for one reason or another. Children often face overcrowded classrooms and dangers such as drugs and violence in public schools. Many parents believe they have the right to decide what their children should be learning, and home schooling allows them to have this control. Yet home schooling is a big decision, and one that requires you to be well informed about what you’ll have to do.

Because of the laws and regulations that control home schooling, it’s imperative that you read them carefully and make sure you can comply. Home schooling is controlled by each state in America, so the laws for one state won’t be the same as another state. It wasn’t that long ago when it was very hard to home school your children, and it was even illegal in some states. Nowadays, all this has changed and you can legally home school your child anywhere. Still, you want to make sure that you’re fully compliant with the laws so you don’t risk problems with authorities, which could mean your kids would be forced to return to public schools. There won’t be any problems if you


Let me present you with a scenario: Let’s say that, as a master teacher, you design and deliver the World’s Greatest Lesson. This gem of a lesson includes some short input sessions, both reading and lecture. Because of the short duration of the input sessions, you don’t overload your students’ short-term memory buffers. During the lecture sessions, you are brilliant, changing the inflection of your voice, using props to make abstract ideas concrete, and moving around the room, making eye contact with students to keep attention high. You have carefully selected the readings to tap into your students’ prior knowledge of the topic and add important new information. In addition, the texts are high-interest and are appropriate for your students’ reading levels.

In between the input sessions, you have carefully designed a write-pair-share activity where your students get up and move to find a partner, so they reap the benefits of individual processing, peer processing, and movement; a cooperative learning activity where they brainstorm ideas using an equal participation structure, then select their top idea using a voting structure, and finally share their idea out to the class; and a simulation activity which helps your students connect