Resources

 

Family Learning Connections    

This website is designed to  help educators and families create better partnerships that support student growth. The website is driven by student grade level in three categories, reading, math and behavior. The Family Learning Connection is designed to provide families with information about state required student learning objectives and give families tools to support their student’s learning.

US Department of Education

All parents want their children to become successful, caring adults.  Similarly, many parents want to be involved with the formal education of their children.  Sometimes, however, they don’t know where to start, when to find time, or how to go about making positive connections with the school.  At the very basic level, parents can begin encouraging the education of their children by showing that they truly value education themselves.  In order to provide some ideas for ways to get engaged with your children about their education, please check out the United States Department of Education website.

16 Ways to Set Your Student Up for Success

A list of tips you can use with your student to help make them successful in his/her school career.

Organization for Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities

Tips and strategies to use with all students and especially those with learning disabilities.

Kahn Academy

The Kahn Academy has lessons for students of all ages and all subject areas.  It is a free resource; however you do have to create an account to use it.  There are resources for students as well as  parents.

Homework Organization For Students (And Their Parents)

Parents, Homework Organization is possible for students! Share these proven tips with your child and watch as their homework is completed and turned in faster and easier than ever before!

Helping Your Student with ADHD

This article contains good advice for parents seeking for ideas to help ADHD students struggling with organizational skills. The article recommends a binder organizational system that uses a points and a checklist to help students prioritize and organize their work as they transport it to and from school, as well as other helpful ideas.   


Helping Students Become Engaged with Math

This article contains a lot of good ideas for parents seeking activities they can do at home to help their children become more engaged in mathematics; including ideas for working with the classroom teacher to improve student achievement. The article also contains ideas and programs that support parental involvement and links to studies supporting increased parental involvement.

Helping Students with Math Attitudes

This article contains excellent ideas for parents looking to improve their child’s opinions and attitudes
about math.

WebMath – Discovery Education

This website allows students to ask questions and get help with specific math problems while also explaining the process of solving the problem.  Great for parents who want to help their students learn.   


Science Homework Help

This website has resources to help students with different science content.  It has videos, explorations and interactive videos.

Science News for Students

  


Social Studies for Students

This website provides information about current events, countries and cultures, as well as several other resources about our world.   


Stay Healthy

Good nutrition and a balanced diet help kids grow up healthy. Here's how to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits.​     


Advocating for Music Programs

This MSBOA article provides tips and ideas on how to best advocate for your child's school music program:

Music Across the Lifespan

This article provides detailed information about the benefits or participating in music:

Twelve Benefits of Music Education

This article explains the benefits to the students in participating in music classes:

Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth

This article details a new study indicating emotional and behavioral benefits of being involved in
making music in schools.

Closing the achievement gap

This article explains how music could help close the achievement gap between poor and affluent students:

A Musical Fix for American Schools - WSJ

This opinion piece draws attention the possible ways music could help our students: