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

Some ways to stretch our gratitude muscles

Do you keep a gratitude journal?

Over the last few years, gratitude journals have turned into an industry, with a huge variety of custom-made journals available on Amazon, testimonials from Oprah, and guidebooks in the self-help section. Positive psychologists have found that when people actively seek out gratitude in their everyday lives, they are likely to become happier and healthier.

Gratitude expert Robert Emmons notes in his essay “Why Gratitude is Good” that gratitude has two key components. “First,” he writes, “it’s an affirmation of goodness. We affirm that there are good things in the

It’s time to register for K-12 summer school and classes at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics in Wilmington, Delaware!

Did you know that Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is in full operation during the summer months? Summer is an ideal time to build confidence and maintain or strengthen basic skills, or get a head start for the next school year!

Students may take a course, one-on-one, at Back to Basics for state-approved credit during the summer in place of going to summer school (1st-12th), build critical math skills, or prep for the SAT. Or, students can use this time to reinforce language arts or math skills, or prepare for High School Entrance Exams or PSAT/SAT tests in a one-on-one …

University of Delaware features Back to Basics Learning Dynamics President and Director Beverly Stewart on website

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics’ President and Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. was recently featured with several other outstanding educators on the University of Delaware, College of Human Development and Education’s education website. The site highlights U of D graduates who have made a dramatic difference in Delaware’s educational system.

Ms. Stewart received both her B.S. in Elementary Education and her M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Delaware. A strong supporter of the exceptional education she received there, Ms. Stewart says, “There is still no other local university I would recommend as highly as this one for an …

Discus Awards honor all-around students in America’s high schools

Traditional awards programs focus on the numbers: Test scores, grades, and win-loss records. But college admissions offices know that it takes more than academic success and athletic prowess to predict real-world success in and out of the classroom. The Discus Awards recognize uncommon students whose character and passions are anything but average.

Discus Award winners shine in more ways than one. In fact, the award highlights ten major categories, or attributes, where students can make an important contribution during high school. Every Discus Award winner has a proven track-record in at least three of these attributes:

  • Academics: For grades, honors,