I met Ann Dolin, author of “Homework Made Simple“, last year on the set of a local TV show. She was the designated education expert, advising parents on placement testing. We chatted for a few minutes and exchanged info. A few weeks later, I started receiving her business’ newsletter. At first I rolled my eyes and sighed: Awesome. One more thing clogging up my inbox that I need to unsubscribe from.
Then I read it. It was so helpful. The quality of the material in her newsletters was so helpful in fact, that I couldn’t believe (1) it was free and (2) that it wasn’t on some major website. This stuff was great! Well-written, actionable, realistic, smart and filled with great resources. To see what I’m talking about, check out her website.
I asked Ann to collaborate on a post with me to deal with the dreaded 4th quarter slump. Spring Break is ancient history but summer break seems really far away. My kids, normally good students, are burnt out. They’re totally unfocused and unmotivated right now. They want to play outside now that the weather is nice, not study for spelling tests. To be honest, I’m not interested in fighting any more homework battles either. I asked Ann for some tips and she sent me ten. Let’s take a look at them!
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