What to play on Game Pass: Back to School edition

It’s just about that time of the year again, with a new school year right around the corner. And no back to school preparation would be complete without adding some back to school gaming into the mix.

Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with our back to school Game Pass guide. The following is a lengthy list of great games across Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass that have great educational value. So fling those pesky books aside and grab your Xbox controller (or gaming mouse & keyboard) because we have quite a lineup in store for you. You can search for any of the titles in Game Pass, or check out the ones we highlighted below:

Back to School games to get the school year started off right

  • Banjo Kazooie nuts n bolts (E10+)
  • Before we leave (E10+)
  • Bejeweled 2 (E)
  • Bejeweled 3 (E)
  • Bridge Constructor Portal (E)


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Tips for Keeping Children Focused

In most cases, homeschooled children find it difficult to focus due to distractions and being in a comfortable environment. If COVID-19 and remote learning has taught us anything, keeping young learners engaged at home takes a few more extra steps for educators.

So, here’s the big question: what do you do in these situations? How do you help your children stay focused when teaching math for 3rd graders? While there’s no magical remedy for improving focus, the following tips will certainly come in handy:

Slow down and start from the basics

While slowing down may seem counter-productive, it’s usually the best course of action if your child is struggling to stay focused when learning homeschool math. Slow down and ask the important questions. Why can’t children stay focused during math classes? Is it a developmental issue or is the pacing just too fast for them?

Typically, children tend to lose

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