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School Projects: For Whom?

The Case Against Group Projects: What Parents And Teachers Can Learn From Them

In education, only some group projects facilitate responsibility and social learning. One of the hardest things for children to do is to take responsibility for the things they control--namely, themselves and their actions. The most successful chi...

Parents Scout For Project-Makers As Homework Turns Serious ‘Business’

As schools come up with ‘innovative’ projects in the name of homework, shopping for project-makers is slowly becoming an alarming trend among city parents. Several schools alleged that parents not only prefer completing their child’s homework, but...

Teachers & Parents - How To Do A Science Fair Project - Kids' Science Challenge: Fun Educational Science Resources!

It is science fair time!! Not sure where to begin? Start here. Working on a science project and competing in a science fair can give your child a unique opportunity to take a close look at the natural world, and maybe make a discovery. Your child ...

Are Parents Doing School Projects For Kids?

As a self-admitted control freak, resisting the urge to take over my kids' school project is torture. However, as perfect as I want each project to be, my fear of raising a lazy kid slaps me on the hand and forces me to watch each crooked item rem...

Using Project-Based Learning To Engage Parents In The School Community - Whole Child Education

Project-based learning (PBL) is a fantastic way to increase parent and community involvement in your school in a truly authentic way. Instead of finding lots of little strategies to engage parents, PBL provides an opportunity to use one part of yo...

Parents Helping Kids With School Projects

School projects ought to be called “parent projects” since that’s what they pretty much are. My son is in the 4th grade and has already done at least seven major projects in his elementary career. I, I mean has done projects on plant life cycles, ...

Whose Project Is It Anyway?

It was "100 Day" at Harry's school, and his mother, Laura Mayes, was trying very hard not to take control of his monumental "100 Things Project". As the parent of most six-year- olds already know, "100 Day" is the 100th day of the school year, and...

The 10 School Projects Parents Hate Most

Were school projects invented to teach kids or drive parents mad? Every parent’s worst nightmare comes in the form of a handout that arrives via backpack. Suddenly, a perfectly lovely afternoon is ruined by the dreaded school project. Inevitably f...

Parents: Please Don’T Do Your Kids’ Projects!

And looking at the project, it was pretty clear that mom had done most, if not all of it. How exactly, am I, as the teacher, supposed to grade that? Before I had kids of my own, I was completely mystified by this behavior. And of course as a teach...

Dr. Joan To Parents: Why Are You Doing Your Kids' Schoolwork For Them? - Empowering Parents

As most of you know, I usually write about issues facing parents of young children for , but this past week something happened with my middle schooler that gave me pause. My son participated in the annual science fair, which in itself is not remar...

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School Projects: For Whom?

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Now days all schools are giving project works for our kids. But who are doing the same? projects are for educating kids or for parents?