LearningMap, 2013

At ParentMap, we know that no topic is closer to your heart than education. How our children learn — the resources they have, the obstacles they face, the teachers who help them — is something we'll never tire hearing about or working on.

In This Issue:

Making Education Personal: Ability Grouping or Blended Learning?

Game Changers: Why Video Games are Good for Kids

Fitness vs. Academics: The PE Tug-of-War

School Uniforms: Conformity vs. Creativity

Start the Conversation: How (and When) to Connect With Your Child's Teacher

School News You Can Use

Flip through our current issue online, which includes a “Listings” section loaded with fabulous resources, including schools, day cares, tutoring and more.

schoolgirlsWe love learning

ParentMap strives to bring you essential, innovative and trusted information that helps you nurture your children and enhance their development, their health and ultimately, their lives. Through our magazine, our website, our lectures and events, we share the latest information from the best and the brightest thought leaders across the planet.

We are passionate about education. That’s why Alison Krupnick, our new education editor, is spearheading “Education Matters,” a thought-provoking column that offers the latest intelligence on local, national and global education. It’s why we cover education topics regularly online, in our print pub and on our social media feeds; and why we publish LearningMap, our annual issue devoted to learning and education.

As a parent and now, a grandparent, I’ve watched education philosophies come and go. I’ve seen old math and new math and endless discussions and arguments over how to teach it. I’ve watched while parents agonize over which schools to choose; how to talk to teachers; how to help their kids transition to higher grades.

Education concepts can be trendy. But here’s what never changes:  We want top-notch learning experiences for our children. We want them to be lifelong enthusiasts of creativity, of knowledge and of discovery. And we want to better understand the paths that we — along with educators and political leaders — need to take to get them there.

In this issue, you’ll learn how parents and teachers are trying to find better ways to individualize education in the classroom (“Making education personal,” p. 13), why playing video games can be a good thing (“Game changers,” p. 8), the best way to communicate with your child’s teacher (“Start the conversation,”) and much more.

We hope you enjoy this very special issue.

—Linda Morgan, managing editor

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