• Home Schooling

    Elton John having a “very hard” time homeschooling his kids

    Like many parents around the country, Elton John is having to homeschool his children due to the ongoing pandemic. And thing’s aren’t going too well. According to The Mirror, John says, “It’s not easy, we’ve been here since May. Our children haven’t seen anybody. It’s very hard but they’ve been amazing. Children need to interact with each other. People need to interact with each other!” Sir Elton John says homeschooling his two sons with David Furnish is ‘hard’https://t.co/M25gUha2kD pic.twitter.com/u3qXfjpza3 — Mirror Celeb (@MirrorCeleb) February 3, 2021 John went on to say that he understands the current policies in place are designed to protect people and to stop the spread of the…

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    Mum-of-22 Sue Radford says homeschooling ‘couldn’t get worse’ as she struggles with Zoom lessons and oversleeping kids

    THE mum of Britain’s biggest family, Sue Radford has shared an insight into her hectic homeschooling schedule, admitting it “couldn’t get any worse.” The mum-of-22 took to the family’s YouTube channel where she filmed a typical morning for the family during lockdown. 6 Sue Radford has showcased the chaos of homeschooling her kids during lockdownCredit: YouTube 6 The mum-of-22 admits that she has ‘struggled’ with the jobCredit: Radford Family/YouTube The busy mum can be seen rallying up her enormous brood, making her way from room to room to get the kids up in time for their morning Zoom lessons. “Anyone else’s kids like this?” she says, “You have to prise…

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  • Online School

    University of Missouri research can help parents assist their kids with online school

    Young children can’t as easily switch from an online class session to written assignments as their older siblings can, new research from the University of Missouri suggests. It has implications for how parents assist their children with learning online. The research into working memory was conducted by Nelson Cowan, Curator’s Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Working memory is the small amount of information you can hold in your mind and is even more limited in young children, Cowan said. “There’s a severe limit to what we can hold in mind and it improves in the elementary years,” Cowan said. Not exactly the same as short-term memory, which…

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  • Education

    Elon Musk says his kids were mostly educated by YouTube and Reddit

    Elon Musk said in an interview that his kids “were mostly educated by YouTube and Reddit.” He also said he thought education should be as engaging for kids as video games are. Musk’s five older sons attend a school he created that mainly focuses on AI, coding, and applied science. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Elon Musk said most of his kids’ education was coming from the internet. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO — who is a father of six children, five of whom are school-aged — was asked about education during a live interview on the audio app Clubhouse on Sunday night. One of the interviewers asked…

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    My kids are defeated. They’re resigned to homeschooling, every hateful aspect of it

    It doesn’t take much to distract me these days. The lure of the laundry, wondering what might happen in today’s episode of Little House on the Prairie, thoughts of what to prepare for the 20th snack request of the morning, and the fear of missing out if I don’t check news websites every few minutes in the hope that there will be some tiny glimmer of positive news. I’m putting it down to the times we live in. The fight or flight state of mind that I feel I’m permanently in as I wonder what new curveball the day and the pandemic can throw our way. And yet I’m a lot…

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  • Education

    Kendra Scott donating proceeds to benefit Lindley Dodson’s kids

    All proceeds from the Everlyne bracelet suite’s sales through Jan. 31 will be donated to the foundation. AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-based jewelry company Kendra Scott is making a commitment to donate proceeds to the education foundation set up for Dr. Lindley Dodson’s children. Dodson, an Austin-area pediatrician lost her life in a deadly hostage situation at her office Tuesday night. On Saturday, the Kendra Scott brand said on Facebook that through Sunday, Jan. 31, 100{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of the proceeds from the brand’s Everlyne bracelet suite will go to The Lindley Dodson Education Foundation. The promotion includes sales at Kendra Scott’s Austin and Baton Rouge stores, as well as online with the…

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  • Education

    Carnegie Hall Offers Free Music Education Programs for Kids

    Photo: Kaesler Media (Shutterstock) If we learned one thing from 1990s classics like Sister Act II: Back in the Habit and Mr. Holland’s Opus, it’s that music education can be life-changing for kids (and, spoiler: their teachers too), but it’s often woefully under-funded. The funding situation hasn’t really improved much, but for close to a year, school has looked and operated differently for students across the country. Whether your child is lucky enough to attend a school where music education is still a thing, or are in a position where you’re solely responsible for that aspect of their learning, you might want some backup. Fortunately, a free set of online…

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