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August 30, 2012

Advice from teachers on how to make happier students

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Stay involved in your child's education, beyond helping him with his homework, Liston, the sixth-grade science teacher, said. Even small things, like asking a child what he did in school, can be the difference between a child who unplugs at the end of the day and one who continues thinking about what he learned.

"If a student goes home and everyone says one thing they did that day, repeating it to anyone else in the house will help them remember it," Liston said. "If they say, 'I don't remember' or 'I don't know,' ask them something specific: 'What did you do in science today,' something that will get them talking about it."

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