Looking for a way to celebrate National STEM Day? Try launching turkeys into the air (turkey catapults) and other Thanksgiving STEM activities, like designing cranberry and toothpick towers.
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A Simple Plan to Help Prepare for the SAT
Have a child who is preparing to take the SAT? This simple plan will help your child maximize their time and their score.
5 Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Don’t get nervous with parent-teacher conferences! These 5 tips will have you prepared, confident to ask the right questions, and ready to get the most out of the conversation with your child’s teacher.
6 Things to NEVER Do in Your College Essay
Learn hot tips from veteran College Essay Coaches that will help create the perfect college essay that will stand out in a pile (and get you into the school of your dreams).
Fall Math Estimation Stations For Students
6 Estimation Stations That Will Help Your Students Fall in Love With Math (and Help Them Beef Up Their Estimation Skills)
10 Math Games Using a Deck of Cards
10 educational, teacher-recommended math games that all use a deck of cards to build skills in counting, fractions, addition, place value.
Free Literacy Scavenger Hunt For Families
Grab your walking shoes and your toddlers-teens and head to downtown Northampton on September 21 for a free Literacy Scavenger Hunt (with prizes for participants).
Pop the Confetti! We Are Celebrating Our ONE Year Anniversary.
How do you measure a year for a new business? We’re revealing all the juicy anniversary stats and taking a moment to thank our community, tutors, and clients.
Nine Fun Facts About To The Core: An Education Podcast For Parents
Here are nine fun facts about To The Core: An Education Podcast for Parents, including what furry creatures were present for recording and how the idea came about.
6 Things That Are Keeping Parents Up This Year
We’ve noticed a handful of themes with parents throughout the past months shadowed by the clouds of the pandemic. It’s great insight into our public schools—and we hope they can make some shifts.
Press Release: New Podcast Featuring Local Western Massachusetts Parents and Educators
Learning Support for Parents and Caregivers A New Education Podcast for Parents Featuring Local Parents, Educators, and State Teachers of the Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2021 New Podcast Release featuring Local Western Massachusetts Parents and Educators To...
5 Facts That Flip the Tutoring Stigma
Why the negative stigma around tutoring? Here are 5 facts from history and research that will change your mind.
The Power of Positive Self-Talk
Why positive self-talk matters to our children when learning new skills (and how we can help our kids develop it as parents and caregivers).
When To Let Go As Parents
We work as parents and educators to develop independence and courage in our children. But it can be beautiful and heartbreaking to let go.
Don’t Give Your Daughter Math Anxiety
Try these three tips at home to help prevent your daughter from developing math anxiety (while increasing her mathematical confidence!).
Developing strong tutor-student relationships
Ever wonder what defines a highly effective tutor-student relationship? We’ve done the research and developed an evidence-based system to ensure it.
How do you keep your child reading this summer?
How do you keep your child reading this summer? Try these 5 tips to keep your child in the books.
Educational Field Trips for Families
Curated, teacher-recommended educational field trips for families in western Massachusetts to keep the summer learning going.
7 Outdoor Math Games For Your Kids
Explore 7 teacher-recommended math games for your kids to play outside that you can create using recycled objects around the house. These will help your kids engage in math, get exercise outdoors, and repurpose recycling.
Games to Improve Word-Solving Skills
Looking for some light summer learning fun to help your young reader? Check out these teacher-recommended reading games to help your child develop stronger decoding skills.
The Community Classroom Online Digital Art Camp: August 16th-20th
An online, Digital Art Camp for children who are rising 3rd-6th graders, hosted by The Community Classroom. August 16th-20th, 10-12 pm EST.
Coaching Sessions for Teens—What is Possible: Developing a Personal Path Plan
Personal one-on-one coaching sessions for teens needing a plan for successfully navigating the 2021-2022 school year, facilitated by 2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year and Community Classroom Academic Coach Chris Holmes.
Workshop: The Motivated Adolescent: Insights from Neuroscience, Psychology & Teenagers
A workshop for educators who work with teens and want to understand them better, taught by 2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year Chris Holmes.
Seminar: Helping Your Teenager Thrive: Insights from Neuroscience, Psychology, Education & Adolescents
A seminar for parents and caregivers of teens and tweens created and facilitated by 2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year and Community Classroom Academic Coach Chris Holmes.