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Sticky Situation: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Kid's Teacher

It's a new year and that means a new teacher for your child. After the first meeting, you've got a bad feeling that you just can't shake. What can you do when you don't like your kid's teacher?


10 Greatest Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Most teachers probably have cupboards full of "Best Teacher" coffee mugs, T-shirts and pens. Why not do something a little more creative this year? It doesn't have to break the bank to say a big "thank you."

Everything You Wanted to Know About Parent Teacher Conferences, But Were Afraid to Ask

It can be a little intimidating talking to the teacher about your little one's performance -- especially if you were the kid who chewed gum in class and flunked math. Here's our survival guide for acing these formal chats.

5 Things a Teacher Won't Tell You About Your Kid

As helpful as parent/teacher conferences may be, there are some pieces of information that just won't be shared. Here's what an educator won't tell you.

Sticky Situation: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Kid's Teacher

It's a new year and that means a new teacher for your child. After the first meeting, you've got a bad feeling that you just can't shake. What can you do when you don't like your kid's teacher?

5 Things You Should Know: How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher

When your child sees you and his or her teacher as partners it can ease stress and help with successful learning. These 5 tips will help you communicate with your child's teacher.