Teaching children responsibility is key to helping them develop positive habits as they grow into dependable, mature adults. Some parents and teachers might find the task difficult. Matt Devereaux, a child development specialist and associate professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, offers tips to parents and teachers as they work with children, especially those in elementary and middle school.
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According to Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen, education professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the summer break is when children fall behind in reading. Allington and McGill-Franzen provide five tips on how to encourage your children to read during the summer.
This Take Five for Education features advice for helping kids deal with bullies from Professor David Dupper of the College of Social Work at UT Knoxville. Dupper spent nearly 15 years working as a social worker in middle and high schools in Florida before his work in higher education. He’s written two books, numerous book chapters and many papers on topics including school violence, bullying, school discipline and at-risk students.
Either the kiddos are back in school or they will be shortly. Either way, it’s time to think about how to help them get off to the very best start possible. Amy Broemmel, assistant professor of education at UT Knoxville (and mother of three children, ages 6, 11 and 14) has several tips for parents.
Parent-teacher conferences should be a learning experience, for both parents and teachers. The meetings provide an ideal venue for parents and teachers to share information and get to know each other a little better, according to experts from UT Knoxville. Read advice from two faculty members from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences who suggest five topics you’ll want to cover at your next parent-teacher conference.
Schools are back in session and students (and parents!) may be facing that often-dreaded evening activity: homework. How can you successfully get back into the homework habit? Amy Broemmel and Kristin Rearden, both associate professors in UT Knoxville’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, have some suggestions.