S.I. Parent’s Dear Teacher Column

dear teacherHave you ever wanted to pick a teacher’s brain? In Staten Island Parent’s monthly Dear Teacher column, authors and educators Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts answer the burning questions on every parent’s mind about everything school and education-related.
Click the links below to read their recent columns.

 

February 2017
How to Teach Children to Print
The Safe Way for Kids to Blog
Achieving a Balance between Academics and Sports

January 2017
Kids with Learning Disabilities Can Succeed in School
Learning to Read with E-books: the Pros and Cons
The Value of Timed Tests in Math
An Excellent Study Technique

December 2016
The Best Educational Toys Are Fun to Play
Preparing Children for Standardized Tests

November 2016
Fidgeting in Class Can Be Helpful
Learning Disability Services
Pros and Cons of Cell Phones at School
Right Grade to Focus on Careers

October 2016
Reading Rates for Children
Handling a Bad Report Card
Online Tutors – Helpful or Not

September 2016
Helping Children Become Successful in Math
Look for these Signs of Vision Problems
The Right Grade to Learn Coding

August 2016
The Tasks of an Involved Parent
Teaching to the Common Core Standards
Easing the Transition to Middle School

July 2016
Summer Learning Activities

June 2016
How to Introduce Numbers to a Preschooler
Time to Test Children for ADHD
Finding a New School

May 2016
Materials to Help Children Who Stutter
Parents Have Reservations about Child’s Readiness for Kindergarten
Ways to Improve Poor Listening Skills

April 2016
Skills Needed for Kindergarten
Handling Kids’ Complaints about Teachers
The Common Core Science Standards
Behavior Chart Upsets Student

March 2016
Ways to Acquire Keyboarding Skills
Helping a Middle-Schooler Get Writing Skills
Simple Ways to Improve Math Grades

February 2016
Some Helpful Educational Acronyms
Finding a Time to Talk to Teachers
Signs of Early Reading Problems

January 2016
Jump Start Your Toddlers’ Education
Math Test Anxiety
Stopping Homework Procrastination
Cyber Safety Resources for Parents

December 2015
Boosting Children’s Spirits after a Bad Day
Resolutions to Improve Communication with Children and Teachers
Does Our Child Have a Speech Problem?

November 2015
Signs of Hearing Loss in School Children
Simple Games to Enhance Math Skills
Do Teacher Bonuses Improve Student Outcomes?

October 2015
Standards Do Not Limit Learning
Parental Involvement in Homework
The Difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP
Child Not Completing Classwork

September 2015
Help for when the Phonics Approach Fails
Motivating a Young Child
Finding Programs for the Gifted
Helping a Visual Learner Succeed in School

August 2015
Establishing a School Routine
Talk, Talk, Talk to Children
Choosing the Perfect Planners
Records Families Need to Keep

July 2015
Summer Science Activities for Your Children

June 2015
How to Give Your Children a Happy and Healthy Summer
Criticizing Teacher’s Policy
How to Support Creativity

May 2015
Summer Homework
Debunking Common Myths about Stuttering
Ways to Teach Children How to Write their Names

April 2015
Reversing Letters and Numbers Is Not Necessarily the Sign of a Problem
Child’s Shyness – Ways to Overcome
Eliminating Recess Is not a Wise Punishment

March 2015
Determining a Child’s Readiness for Kindergarten;
Working Too Slowly;
Value of Oral Reading of Textbooks

February 2015
Ways to Avoid Eye Strain from Computer Use;
Word Searches;
Best Time to Transfer Schools

January 2015
Signs Your Child May Have a Writing Problem;
Improving Children’s Reading Comprehension;
How to Handle a Possible Learning Disability

December 2014
Resolutions to Help Improve Your Children’s Study Habits;
Electronic Books in the Classroom;
Time to Change Tutors;
First Grader Having Trouble With Math

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  1. NYRR Open Run

    February 19 @ 9:00 am
    February 19, 2017  |  9:00 am - 9:00 am
    Conference House Park
    Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.
  2. Living with White-Tailed Deer

    February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Blue Heron Nature Center
    Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
  3. Hieroglyphs in the Art studio

    February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Arts vocabulary; Hather,Hake and Horos- can you find these Egyptian gods in hieroglyphs? Learn this ancient form of communication and create your own Pictographs.
  4. Sea Shanty Sessions

    February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Noble Maritime Collection
    Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and
  5. Animal Time

    February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program and meet one of the animals from our living collection. Check the white board at the museum for details.
  6. Story time

    February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join our staff in Portia’s Playhouse and hear a heart warming tale. All books will feature a letter of the alphabet. Time is subject to change. Call Museum for more information
  7. Presidents’ Day

    February 20
    February 20, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm

  8. Historical Craft

    February 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    February 20, 2017  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Make an historical craft and design a gold coin in honor of Alexander Hamilton founder of the Federal Reserve, the First Bank of the United States.
  9. School Holiday Break

    February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 20, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Enjoy drop-in activities during school vacation including family tours and art activities.
  10. Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer

    February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    February 20, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Bloomingdale Park
    With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.