School is in session! Are you and your student ready for another year? School shouldn't be stressful for parents or students. The library's education section offers readings to help parents through the school years.
School Power: study skill strategies for succeeding in school by Jeanne Shay Schumm
Step-by-step instructions, practical advice, and insider tips from real students cover every conceivable topic, from how to get organized and create a study space to how to take notes, write papers, prepare speeches, follow directions, set goals, handle long-range assignments, and much more.
Jump-Starting Boys: help your reluctant learner find success in school and life by Pam Withers
"Offers tips and tools for parents, rather than teachers, demonstrating how home life can make a dramatic difference in performance and confidence levels at school. Topics include increasing boys' interest in reading and writing, helping boys who are underachieving in math and science, identifying physical difficulties, and emphasizing the importance of male role models in boys' lives." From Library Journal
Thinking Organized for Parents and Children: helping kids get organized for home, school and play by Rhona M. Gordon
"Writing primarily for students in grades 5–12, her book focuses on improving executive-function skills by teaching six key strategies: material organization, time management, learning styles and studying, memory tools, note taking for reading comprehension, and written language skills." From Library Journal
Talkers, Watchers, and Doers: unlocking your child's unique learning style by Cheri Fuller
"Supplies insight into the various ways we take in information, whether visual, auditory, or kinesthetic, with clear guidance on how to make the most of a child's learning strengths while minimizing weaknesses." From Library Journal
Parent's Guide to Tutors and Tutoring: how to support the unique needs of your child by James R. Mendelsohn
This book "offers a survival guide for helping parents decide whether or not to hire a tutor; advice for choosing the right person; and ideas for evaluating if the job is well done. In addition, the book includes suggestions for selecting a tutor for kids with special needs and shows what it takes to tutor for an individual child's unique weaknesses and strengths." From Amazon
The Launching Years: strategies for parenting from senior year to college life by Laura S. Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt
"Part one of the book focuses on issues of senior year in high school: the arduous college application process, senioritis, prom, and graduation. Part two focuses on the first year of college: parenting from afar, sad siblings, and helping the college student deal with issues from grades to drugs to sexual freedom. This is a useful resource for parents facing the imminent departure of their children to college." From Booklist
Learning Without Boundaries: how to make virtual schooling work.
An explanation of virtual public schooling, where students attend from home. Combines the strong parental involvement of home schooling, the expertise and accountability of publicly funded education, and the flexibility of online classes. Offers tips and advice from parents and Connections Academy staff, many applicable to K-12 students in any setting.