How to support your child with homework

Is homework a struggle for your child?  Most of us remember homework as part of our own learning experience, but not all of those memories are fond.

You might remember slaving away over a research paper while your friends were having fun, or lower grades when you missed turning in a homework assignment. You might also remember discovering the key to a challenging math problem during independent practice, or discovering a passion through learning what you liked to spend the most time on.

Believe it or not, teachers don’t assign homework because they enjoy it. Most genuinely believe that homework

Back to Basics celebrates 4th anniversary of The Back to Basics’ Annex in Newark, Delaware

BTBLOG~1Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. recently celebrated the 4th anniversary of its Newark Education Center, located at 1300 Paper Mill Road.

The first Education Center, located in Wilmington, made it easy for students in northern New Castle County to receive 1-on-1 tutoring and education services outside of their home or school. Now, Newark, Pike Creek, and southern New Castle County students have a closer Center to go to as well.

“Students from Hockessin, lower New Castle County and Eastern Maryland are now able to keep “drive time” to a minimum, making kids — and their parents — very happy,” …

Deadline for the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest from the Ayn Rand Institute is fast approaching!

Atlas ShruggedHave you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes.

ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years. This year the Ayn Rand Institute will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $90,000.

Eligibility: 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
Entry Deadline: OCTOBER 23RD, 2015

1ST PLACE, $20,000, 1 Winner
2ND PLACE, $2,000, 3 Winners
3RD PLACE, $1,000, 5 Winners

FINALISTS, $100, 25 Winners
SEMIFINALISTS, $50, 50 Winners

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Mark your calendars! International Youth Day is August 12

Youth Day LogoInternational Youth Day is commemorated every year on August 12. Youth around the world are encouraged to organize activities that raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country and highlight organizations, programs, and policies that support youth leadership.

Youth are encouraged to use the day to plan a service project, an event to raise awareness about your organization, or a membership drive for the new school and program year about to start! Learn more about International Youth Day here.

Celebrating 30 years of excellence in education! Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring

Summer is the perfect opportunity to explore The Arts at Back to Basics in Wilmington, Delaware!

LOGO_medium (1)According to author Hannah Hudson in her article, How Art Class Can Benefit the Brain in a Big Way, “In recent years, as testing pressures have increased and a greater emphasis has been placed on core curriculum like reading and math, there’s been a sideline conversation about the role of the arts in K–12 education and their overall value in preparing students for the future.”

And in fact, many schools across the country have seen their arts programs trimmed or disappear altogether! But, is this the right decision?

Erroneously considered an “extra” in education, The Arts are actually a …