February 28, 2013
With more than 2,000 skills available on IXL, we know there’s a lot of content to choose from. That’s why we created a new search feature that lets you search any skill, topic, or grade on IXL. Are you planning a lesson on variable expressions? Or looking for a skill to reinforce your child’s understanding of place values? Our search bar makes it easier to discover all that we offer!
February 26, 2013
Stress is often considered a grown-up issue, reserved for busy college students or people with full-time jobs and families. However, there is growing evidence that younger and younger children are feeling its effects. In an article on WebMD about coping with school stress, school counselor Joy Holt says she’s seen elementary students who are terrified of failing standardized tests. “Even the little ones, they know how important [testing] is, and they don’t want to fail,” says Holt. “They cry. They get sick. Students have actually thrown up on their test booklets.” High school junior Hannah O’Brien has also witnessed her fair share of school-related stress. “I personally have seen so many of my closest friends absolutely break—emotionally, physically, mentally—under stress, and I knew a lot of it was coming from school work,” she says in the same post.