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The following article comes to us from mom, educator, business woman, and regular abcblog contributor, Shara Lawrence-Weiss. Read below as she highlights effective tips to help parents prepare for the adjustment of back to school time. As back to school season kicks into action, many parents will face the challenges of setting routines, packing snacks, [...]

Do you have a child or student with special needs? Are you looking for ways to promote acceptance and understanding in their friends and classmates? The following article is from regular guest contributor Shara Lawrence-Weiss. Shara discusses her own experience having a child with special needs and the steps she took to calm her son’s [...]

The following article comes to you from abcteach Special Needs creator and veteran, Janie Quinn. In this post, you’ll find tips and tools to help young children develop and establish appropriate interpersonal communication skills. Social Skills Social skills are a collection of behaviors and actions that allow us to initiate and maintain appropriate interactions with [...]

Our last Teaching Extras blog: Tips for a Memorable Classroom, showcased end of the year activities that will add a personal touch to your last weeks together as a class. In this edition, we’ll explore materials to use on field trips with your students, as well as items that kids can bring home and utilize [...]

Math is all around us! In order to lead an independent life, we need to use a variety of math concepts. That is one of the reasons why learning about math in school is so important. There we learn about the basics, such as shapes, matching, sorting, counting, multiplying, dividing, along with many other skills. [...]

The following blog is one of the featured articles from our newest online publication, the abcteach Quarterly Digest. This quarterly member newsletter highlights creative teaching ideas, educator insights, along with ways to make the most of your abcteach membership. Family Activity Planners Project aides, classroom funding, math activity nights… oh my! The support that you [...]

What math teacher has not been faced with the common student question, “How is this useful in the real world?” Math standards stress the need to relate skills to everyday life. Well-written word problems assist in this endeavor by presenting realistic scenarios for specific skills, yet they usually lack hands-on practice. As a homeschool parent/teacher, [...]

The following article comes from abcteach friend and colleague, Shara Lawrence-Weiss. An educator, business owner, and dedicated mom, Shara provides us tangible examples on how parents can develop language skills throughout early childhood. We know from countless research studies: language affects reading. Language is at the very core of everything we do. A language-rich home [...]

In support of Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, abcteach and Early Childhood News and Resources have collaborated to bring you insights from teachers, parents, and a social worker, to aid in your anti-bullying efforts. Our first blog covered the elementary classroom, discussing activities that lay the groundwork for healthy behavior and safe learning environments. Our next article [...]

National Homeschool Month is a great time for families to celebrate the unique and wonderful adventure that is homeschool. My husband and I have educated our two sons for the past ten years. It has been challenging at times, but the rewards have been much greater than we expected. This new school year will be [...]

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