National Catholic Schools Week is the week of January 27, 2019, and Huntington Learning Center will join educators and communities from around the country to recognize this important tradition. The annual academic event celebrates Catholic schools in the U.S., elevating the value of Catholic education and its contributions to communities and the nation.
January is a great time to help your child establish resolutions in the new year. Huntington provides some tips to help stay focused and goal-oriented. Read more online!
Throughout the course of any given day, children are asked to do a lot of different things, from getting ready to engaging in the classroom, from doing chores to doing homework. In school, your child’s job is to learn, but learning is actually quite complex. It requires paying attention, comprehension, active listening, reasoning, critical thinking, making comparisons and organizing thoughts—for multiple subjects.
Reading is the foundation for all learning and essential for school success. As children progress through school, it’s important to continue to build their reading abilities. “Reading confidence comes with continued practice,” says CEO and Co-Founder Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center. “The more children read, the better they become at it and the more they enjoy it.”
Today’s students are digital natives who have never known a life without computers and the internet. As we all know, technology (in the form of cell phones and social media) shares blame for distracted students and many other problems. But technology also has all kinds of advantages for teachers as well as parents and students. Here are several ways technology can enhance your child’s education:
As parents, we all want to help our children be as successful in school as they can be. But what is the best way to do so? At Huntington Learning Center, we encounter a range of students—some who are highly motivated to get into excellent colleges and others who are looking to make improvements in one or more subjects. In the 41 years we have been in business, we have observed that the best students have a lot in common—and they embrace many of the same academic habits. Here are six such habits to keep in mind as you guide your own children toward school success:
Summer is here, a time for children to recharge their batteries and enjoy a much-needed break from the busy school year. While every child deserves this, Co-Founder and CEO, Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center urges parents to offer a variety of educational activities to ensure their children retain everything they worked so hard to learn all school year. “Sadly, so many children toss aside the backpack on the last day of school and do not touch a book until the first day of the next school year,” says Huntington. “The problem with this is that students can easily lose several months of grade-level equivalency in math, reading and other subjects.” Bottom line: it’s important that children keep those brains active throughout the summer. Here are five suggested activities that will help them do just that:
While summer is typically a time for children to relax and enjoy time off from all-day learning, it's a good idea to take charge of your child's skills during this period.
If your child has experienced any difficulty in school, then you likely know well the challenge of keeping things positive amid poor grades and dwindling self-esteem. School has any number of anxieties, even for the student who sails through classes seemingly with ease. However, for the student who frequently comes upon academic road blocks, the school experience can instigate negativity, fear and other problems.